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