This village, township and parish lie along the West Glen River about 8 miles north of Stamford and almost 4 miles south of Corby parish. It lies between Castle Bytham to the southwest and Edenham parish to the east. The hamlet of Counthorpe is just west of the village across the railroad tracks and is part of the parish. There are several Counthorpe hamlets in this part of Lincolnshire.
The parish encompasses only 1003 acres. There are forested areas east of the village which include a deer park. If you are planning a visit:
The name Creeton is from the Old English Creata+tun, or "farmstead of a man called Creata". In the 1086 Domesday Book, the village name is given as Cretone. [A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991].
This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
The parish was in the ancient Beltisloe Wapentake in the South Kesteven district in the parts of Kesteven.
In 1860, Counthorpe, formerly a hamlet to Castle Bytham, was annexed to Creeton parish.
In April, 1931, the existing Civil Parish was abolished to create a new Civil Parish of Counthorpe and Creeton.
The citizens of this parish have elected to forgo a formal parish council. Instead, they hold periodic Parish Meetings to discuss civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed or funded to help you with family history searches.