North Creake

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Coordinates: 52°54′30″N 0°45′15″E / 52.90837°N 0.75406°E / 52.90837; 0.75406

North Creake
UK North Creake.jpg
Signpost in North Creake
North Creake is located in Norfolk
North Creake
North Creake
 North Creake shown within Norfolk
Area  14.99 km2 (5.79 sq mi)
Population 414 
    - Density  28 /km2 (73 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TF853381
Civil parish North Creake
District King's Lynn and West Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town FAKENHAM
Postcode district NR21
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
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North Creake is a village and civil parish in the north west of the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 14.99 km2 (5.79 sq mi) and had a population of 414 in 184 households at the 2001 census.[1] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk. The parish shares boundaries with the adjacent parishes of Burnham Market, Burnham Thorpe, Holkham, Walsingham, South Creake, Barwick and Stanhoe.[2]

The village centre and Jolly Farmers pub
Plaque on the site of the air crash
St Mary's church

The village lies 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Burnham Market and about 5 miles (8.0 km) from the north Norfolk coast. 1 mile (1.6 km) further south is the twin village of South Creake.[3]

The village lies on the River Burn, which flows through the centre of the village. 1 mile (1.6 km) to the north of the village along the river lies the ruined Creake Abbey. The village itself musters a church, a public house, and a post office. Most of the agricultural land surrounding the village, and many of the village houses, today belong to the estate of the Earl Spencer, who consequently has significant influence on village matters, although his family seat is many miles away in Althorp, Northamptonshire.

On 27 April 1944, a De Havilland Mosquito fighter bomber, on a night training exercise, crashed in the centre of the village killing the crew of two. On the 60th anniversary of the crash in 2004, a plaque on the approximate location of the crash was unveiled by an Royal Air Force guard of honour and other dignitaries, including relatives and friends of those killed.

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  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Election Maps". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey (2002). OS Explorer Map 251 - Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0-319-21887-2.

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