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
Coordinates52.9076°N 0.7496°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoBrothercross Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Docking Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
King's Lynn and West Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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North Creake is a village and civil parish in the northwest of the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 14.99 km2 (5.79 sq mi) and had a population of 414 in 184 households at the 2001 UK census, reducing to 386 at the 2011 UK 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 on the River Burn, which flows through the centre of the village. 1 mile (1.6 km) to the north of the village along the river lies the ruined Creake Abbey. The village itself has 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.

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