Crick, Northamptonshire

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Main Road, Crick (now bypassed) and the Red Lion Inn
Crick is located in Northamptonshire
 Crick shown within Northamptonshire
Population 1,460 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SP587726
   – London  78 miles (126 km) 
Civil 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
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Coordinates: 52°20′54″N 1°08′15″W / 52.3484°N 1.1374°W / 52.3484; -1.1374

Crick is a village in the Daventry district of the county of Northamptonshire in England. It is close to the border with Warwickshire, 6 miles (9.7 km) east 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.


The parish church is dedicated to St Margaret and is in the Decorated style (1290–1350).[1] Vyntner's Manor is dated 1652 but was altered in 1925.[1] The other building of note is the Ex-Service Men's Club of 1847 and formerly the village school.[1]


Crick has a Post Office and a Co-Op. There are three Public Houses, the Royal Oak, the Wheatsheaf and the Red Lion. The Ex-Service Men's Club is a members-only club.


Crick Boat Show
South entrance to Crick canal tunnel

The Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal passes just east of Crick, and the village is well known for its canal marina and annual Crick Boat Show.

Crick canal tunnel is close to the south-east of the village and is 1,528 yards (1397m) long.


Crick Primary School[2] 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.

Secondary schools children generally attend Guilsborough School in Guilsborough, Lawrence Sheriff School for Boys or Rugby High School for Girls.


  1. ^ a b c Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget (revision); Bridget Cherry (1974-03-11). The Buildings of England – Northamptonshire. London and New Haven: Yale University Press. pp. 169–170. ISBN 978-0-300-09632-3. 
  2. ^ Crick Primary School at Northants County Council website

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