East Creech

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East Creech
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East Creech Farm
East Creech is located in Dorset
East Creech
East Creech
East Creech shown within Dorset
OS grid reference SY9282
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WAREHAM
Postcode district BH20
Dialling code 01929
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
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DorsetCoordinates: 50°38′33″N 2°06′11″W / 50.6426°N 2.1030°W / 50.6426; -2.1030
East Creech near Wareham

East Creech is a hamlet in the county of Dorset in England.

East Creech lies at the northern foot of the Purbeck Hills about 3 kilometres west of Corfe Castle. It is located at Ordnance Survey grid reference SY9282.[1] It also lies within the East Creech Conservation Area which was first designated in 1990.[2]

In 1224, East Creech Manor was in the possession of Walter Le Franke. It passed down through his family to Mary Franke, who in 1637 married Edmund Hayter (d.1657) and the manor was transferred to him. It remained in the Hayter family until 1770, when Samuel Hayter (1736-1800) sold up and moved to Wareham Priory.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Landranger map series.
  2. ^ East Creech Conservation Area brochure by Purbeck District Council. Accessed on 10 Jul 2013