The least said the better about the picture (left) taken during major renovation in 2011. But removing scaffolding was beyond me!
The village of Crick is situated in what is a remarkably depopulated area of Northants and Leics that never quite recovered from the depredations of the Black Death. Today it is best known to boaters on the Leicester Section of the Grand Union Canal, for whom it is a welcome source of supplies, as well as for its canalside pub/restaurant.
Architecturally, Crick Church is rare old hotch-potch. There was an Anglo-Saxon church here by AD700, of which nothing remains and which was probably made of wood. A Norman church followed in 1077 built by Geoffrey de la Guerche. Sometime between 1160-70 some additions were thought to have been made, and the Norman font here dates from that period - and nothing else.
Between 1200-1220 Alaric Thomas de Astley added the south aisle, two bays of which still have Early English columns and stiff-leaf capitals.. He also added the tower with an early form of broach spire. He might also have built a north aisle. This north aisle was rebuilt in 1250-80, and the height of the south aisle was raised.
Skipping over further mediaeval tinkering, there were further major works between 1320 and 1400. The chancel - a real barn of a chancel! - was rebuilt by Sir Thomas de Astley. Later the nave was raised and a clerestory