Place:North Creake, Norfolk, England


NameNorth Creake
Alt namesCrechsource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 129
Crehicsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 188
Creicsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 188; Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 129
Creichsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 188; Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 129
Kreicsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 188
Kreichsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 188
Northcrecsource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 129
Coordinates52.901°N 0.762°E
Located inNorfolk, England
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North Creake is a village and civil parish in the north west of the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of and had a population of 414 in 184 households at the 2001 census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk. The parish shares boundaries with the adjacent parishes of Burnham Market, Burnham Thorpe, Holkham, Walsingham, South Creake, Barwick and Stanhoe.

The village lies south of Burnham Market and about from the north Norfolk coast. further south is the twin village of South Creake.

The village lies on the River Burn, which flows through the centre of the village. to the north of the village along the river lies the ruined Creake Abbey. The village itself musters a church, a public house, and a post office. Most of the agricultural land surrounding the village, and many of the village houses, today belong to the estate of the Earl Spencer, who consequently has significant influence on village matters, although his family seat is many miles away in Althorp, Northamptonshire.

On 27 April 1944, a de Havilland Mosquito fighter bomber on a night training exercise crashed in the centre of the village, killing the crew of two. On the 60th anniversary of the crash in 2004, a plaque on the approximate location of the crash was unveiled by a Royal Air Force guard of honour and other dignitaries, including relatives and friends of those killed.

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