South Creake is a village in Norfolk, tucked into the valley of the little river Burn. Its heart is the Green and playing field beside the river and the B1355 road, where both run towards the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty along the North Norfolk Coast.
The large medieval church beloved of Sir John Betjeman among others, is a sign of the earlier wealth and size of the village. Other hints of the past include the Iron Age fort on Bloodgate Hill and the tiny Saxon church at Waterden.
As in so many villages, the population halved during the last century. Shops and all but one inn have closed. Small wayside stalls sell locally grown vegetables and fruit, cakes, eggs and the summer delicacy, samphire. The village includes plant centres, a fishing lake, other attractions which vary from year to year and holiday accommodation.
The playing field has a children’s play area, bowling green, two grass tennis courts and football pitches for the village team and juniors. A Drama Group and Gardening Club are all shared with North Creake.
The village is home to The Yorke Trust, founded in 1985 to promote the arts and particularly music among young people and the North Norfolk Music Festival presents concerts by international musicians in the church. A more recent development has been the construction of the new Memorial Pavilion on the playing field next to the Children’s play area in 2014.
South Creake is a small, quiet community where people are ready to bid you good day. It is a sheltered space for people wanting fresh Norfolk air and a chance to unwind. Surrounded by rolling acres of farmland it is close to the beauty of the coast and a large number of activities and interesting places to visit.
For further information about the Memorial Pavilion and how to book the hall for your event, please click onto the Memorial Pavilion website at www.southcreakepavilion.org