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Creeting St Mary

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Population (2011) of Creeting St Mary: 697.


Local licensing authority for Creeting St Mary is Mid Suffolk.

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About Creeting St Mary

The Creetings are a pair of small villages standing in rolling land of mixed cultivation. There were once four churches; St Mary's, St Olave's, St Peter's and All Saints'. The first two were originally small but discrete alien Benedictine priories, but St Olave's (originally a cell of Grestein) had gone by the 17th century. All Saints' parish church was alongside St Mary's, but was blown down by a storm in 1801. Its parishioners subsequently used some of the old fabric to add a north transept to St Mary's in 1802. St Mary's is a flint church with a 12th century doorway in a 15th century porch.

Sand & gravel quarrying at Creeting Hills has unearthed a Neolithic or early Bronze Age settlement, as well as a Bronze Age or Iron Age cremation cemetery and a Roman rubbish tip.

The Creetings were recorded in Domesday as "Cratingis" or "Cratingas".

Acknowledgements

Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.