The Village of Stanhoe in Norfolk
A visitors guide to the small unspoilt
village of Stanhoe in Norfolk, located just over six miles (10km) from the
North Norfolk Coast. Stanhoe is famous for its large pond frequented
by ducks and geese. The village has a local inn/pub The Crown sited
close to the duck pond, which serves home cooked food.
Market with all its range of interesting shops and eateries is just
down the road. For holiday provisions you will need to visit nearby
Docking just two miles away where there is a
small supermarket and a few other shops. The area around Stanhoe offers
numerous activities including sailing, cycling, bird-watching and other
The remains of Creake Abbey, can be found on
the outskirts of the neighbouring village of North
Creake. Founded in about 1206, by Sir Robert de Narford it was
originally an almshouse for the poor, but in 1231 it was given the status
of an Abbey of the Augustinian.
Further inland is the village of Syderstone
once home to Amy Roberts who married Robert Dudley, the favourite of Queen
Elizabeth I. She died at a young age of a broken neck and throughout
history there has always been a lot of speculation as to whether she
committed suicide or whether she was murdered by her husband who wanted to
marry Elizabeth I. To learn more about her check out our Yesterday Pages.
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