CREAKE ABBEY

Britain, places to visit, attractions, heritage
Find places to visit in Britain by name, location, type of attraction, or other keyword.

This listings directory of over 950 entries is being phased out.
It now excludes places and things of interest in North East England.
These can be found in ABAB’s Places.
Places to visit in Yorkshire will be moved to ABAB’s Places during May.

Tap/Click ‘find listings’ for a detailed search – or just have a browse. 

CREAKE ABBEY

The flint ruins of the crossing arch from Creake Abbey’s church are pretty much all that remains of a medieval Augustinian house.  And it’s a sad tale.  The abbey probably began as a small chapel founded in 1206 by Sir Robert and Lady Alice de Nerford. In 1217, they established a hospital of St Bartholomew there, which developed into a priory dedicated to the rule of St Augustine.  A devastating fire in about 1484 left the place much reduced.  Then, early in the 16th century, the plague struck; one by one, the canons died until only the abbot remained.  When he too died, alone on 12 December 1506, the abbey closed.  The cloister and monastic buildings became a private house and the south wall of the old nave is now the garden wall.

Under separate management, Creake Abbey is also home to a small retail complex, with a café, food hall and farmers’ market.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Burnham Road
North Creake
Fakenham
County
Norfolk
Post Code
NR21 9LF
Main Historic Period
Medieval
Tip/Nearby
Walsingham Abbey, Holkham Hall, north Norfolk coast.
Primary Management
English Heritage

If your favourite attraction is not listed yet, and you have a good quality digital photograph of it that you are able to freely send, please get in touch

Scroll to Top