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South Creake

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"SOUTH CREAKE is a parish and village of dispersed houses, pleasantly situated on the Fakenham road, 4 miles south of Burnham Market, containing 1,041 inhabitants, 223 houses, and 4,029a. 1r. 1p. of land, exclusive of four distinct sheep walks of about 700 acres. Capt. J. Townshend, R. N., M.P. for Tamworth, (who succeeded the late Lord Charles Vere Ferrars Townshend,) owns a great part of the soil, and is lord of the manor, impropriator of the great tithes, and patron of the vicarage. The Earl of Leicester owns the Leicester Square farm, 700 acres, and there are several smaller proprietors. The Church, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, has a lofty nave, side aisles, chancel, and a low tower with five bells. The living is a discharged vicarage, which was certified at £35, but has now a yearly rent of £440, awarded in lieu of tithes. The Rev. Hy. Goggs, M.A., is the incumbent. About half a mile south-west of the church is a remarkable Saxon fortification, the road to which is still called Blood-gate, from the tradition that a great slaughter was here made in a battle between the Saxons and Danes. The Independents have a chapel here." [Francis White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1854) - Transcription copyright © the late A.J. Carter]

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South Creake is about 5 miles N.W. of Fakenham.
See also North Creake.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Burnham, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
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Church History

Church of St Mary the Virgin
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary the Virgin
Description and pictures.
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Church Records

South Creake Marriages 1550-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 8.
South Creake Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), South Creake was in Docking Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

South Creake is in Brothercross Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Brothercross Hundred
Description of Brothercross Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

You can see the administrative areas in which South Creake has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Land & Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF856362 (Lat/Lon: 52.890937, 0.756684), South Creake which are provided by:

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Military Records

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Poor Houses, Poor Law