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Creake Abbey Farmhouse, North Creake

Description: Creake Abbey Farmhouse

Grade: I
Date Listed: 5 June 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 221566

OS Grid Reference: TF8561539450
OS Grid Coordinates: 585615, 339450
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9204, 0.7595

Location: North Creake, Norfolk NR21 9LF

Locality: North Creake
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR21 9LF

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Listing Text


5/34 Creake Abbey Farmhouse
5.6.53. (formerly listed as
Creake Abbey).

G.V. I

Farmhouse incorporating remains of domestic buildings of Creake Abbey (q.v.).
Medieval and early C19. Ashlar and rubble stone, flint and brick, red
pantiled roofs. 2 storeys, 'L' plan forming part of east and south ranges
of monastic cloister (q.v.). Early C19 south front has 3 ground floor tri-
partite sashes with glazing bars set in stone architraves, 5 first floor sashes
with glazing bars. Off-axis gabled single storey porch incorporating C15
4-centred double hollow chamfered arch with colonnettes with bases and
capitals, sub-cusping to inner arch, ogee apex and finial. Set-off angle
buttresses, north and south lancets. One axial stack. Rear wall to cloister
has one ground floor partly blocked 3-light Gothic headed window, 2 first
floor stone"window embrasures. Single storey wing attached at west has 3
sashes with glazing bars. One axial stack. Rear wall to cloister has one
complete C15 single lancet, one lancet head only, one 4-centred door arch
and one 2-centred door arch. East range on axis with south transept of church
has 4 ground and 4 first floor windows. At south one ground floor Gothic
arched head 2 light casement, 2 first floor sashes with glazing bars at north
one ground floor 2 light and one 3 light Gothic lancet windows, one 2-light
casement, 2 first floor sashes. Central straight joint division. Returned
north gable has stone quoins, blocked first floor 2 light C15 window, external
chimney breast and stack. West return to cloister has one ground floor 3
light and one blocked first floor 2-light Gothic window. Straight joint at
middle of east front of this range suggest incorporation of complete monastic
build in 2 bays to north. One eaves and one ridge stack, all mid-C19 brick
stacks with octagonal shafts, rectangular plinths and copings.

Listing NGR: TF8561539450

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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