- Crick, Northamptonshire
Main Road, Crick (now bypassed) and the Red Lion Inn
Crick shown within Northamptonshire
Population 1,460 (2001 Census) OS grid reference - London 78 miles (126 km) Parish Crick District Daventry district Shire county Northamptonshire Region East Midlands Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town DAVENTRY Postcode district NN6 Dialling code 01788 Police Northamptonshire Fire Northamptonshire Ambulance East Midlands EU Parliament East Midlands UK Parliament Daventry List of places: UK • England • Northamptonshire
Crick is a village in the Daventry district of the county of Northamptonshire in England. It is close to the border with Warwickshire, 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Rugby and 14 miles (23 km) north-west of Northampton. The villages of Crick and West Haddon were by-passed by the A428 main road from Rugby to Northampton when the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) was built in 1996. The terminal is a short distance east of junction 18 the M1 motorway which is next to Crick. Crick's population in the 2001 census was 1,460.
Crick takes its name from the Celtic word for 'hill' (Cruc). Crack's Hill (grid reference SP595736) is about a mile north-east of the village next to the canal and gives good views of Crick, Yelvertoft, West Haddon and Rugby from the top top.
The parish church is dedicated to St Margaret and is in the Decorated style (1290–1350). Vyntner's Manor is dated 1652 but was altered in 1925. The other building of note is the Ex-Service Men's Club of 1847 and formerly the village school.
Crick canal tunnel is also close to the south-east of the village and is 1,528 yards (1397m) long.
Crick Primary School is on Main Road and most clearly visible from Bury Dyke. The last Ofsted inspection in 2008 stated that it: "provides a satisfactory education for its pupils". It had 177 children on roll at the time. The school has been expanded to accommodate the children from the large number of houses that have been built in Crick. A few children from the village attend Yelvertoft Primary School.
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