The Village of North Creake in Norfolk
A visitors guide to the village of North
Creake located in the North West of Norfolk. The village of North Creake
is an attractive rural village approximately three miles from Burnham
Market on the road towards the market town of Fakenham.
An Augustinian priory was founded here in the 12th century to the north of
North Creake, now a ruin managed by English Heritage. The monastery was
mostly destroyed by a fire in 1484 and then by an outbreak of plague that
killed most of the local community.
There is a village shop / post office and a
public house The Jolly Farmers, which has good food and drink in
traditional surroundings with a warm and convivial atmosphere. The Creake
Abbey Studios in the village holds a Farmers Market each month on the
first Saturday (excluding January) with around thirty stalls.
North Creake is in a good location for access to the North Norfolk Coast
with its many attractions and also visiting inland Norfolk.
As well as North Creake Abbey in the village, visitors can explore the
lovely scenery with many walks in the area. For a full range of shops try
the market town of Fakenham some seven miles away inland, which also holds
a Farmers Market on the 4th Saturday of each month.
Heading towards the coast is Burnham
Thorpe a small village with Nelson connections, here Nelson was born, the
sixth out of eleven children. He lived in the Parsonage House which
unfortunately was demolished whilst he was still alive. Horatio returned
to live in the village with his wife from 1787 until 1793 when he was
given command of HMS Agamemnon. Nelson fans tend to congregate in the Lord
Nelson the only pub in the village.
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