Creake Abbey Church, North Creake, Norfolk

These are the remains of the Abbey Church of St. Mary. The earliest religious foundation on the site was a chapel, which was established in 1206 by Lady Alice de Nerford and her husband Sir Robert. In or soon after 1217, Sir Robert used the chapel to found a hospital dedicated to St Bartholomew. In 1227 the hospital adopted the Augustinian rule and became a priory. In 1231 Henry III elevated the priory to the status of an abbey. In 1500 the plague killed all the canons living there, but the abbot survived until 1506. The abbey was then closed and passed to the crown, over thirty years before the Dissolution. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2010).


Norfolk North Creake


Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)


abbey priory church religion faith ruin augustinian english heritage Medieval (1066 - 1484)