Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for SUTTON (Long), or Sutton-St. Mary

SUTTON (Long), or Sutton-St. Mary, a town, a parish, and a sub-district, in Holbeach district, Lincoln. The town stands on the Sutton-Bridge and Spalding railway, 5 miles ESE of Holbeach; is a seat of petty-sessions; consists of streets recently much improved and well drained; and has a post-office under Wisbeach, a r. station, two banking offices, two chief inns, a corn exchange of 1856, an ancient church restored in 1866, with a loftyspire serving as a sea-mark, four dissenting chapels, a literary institute, an agricultural association, an endowed school with £56 a year, alms houses with £24, and other charities £825. A weekly market is held on Friday; fairs are held on 13 and 14 May, and the Friday after 25 Sept.; and there are two breweries and some corn mills.—The parish includes Sutton-Bridge town, and S.-St. Edmunds, S.-St. James, and S.-St. Nicholas hamlets; extends to the coast; and comprises 21,636 acres of land, and 3,510 of water. Real property, £57,252; of which £150 are in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 6,591; in 1861, 6,124. Houses, 1,320. The property is much subdivided. Sutton-Holland, Gwanock, and Cranwell are separate manors. The site of a large mansion, said to have been a residence of John of Gaunt, is near the church. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £1,973.* Patrons, the Representatives of the late Rev. T. S. Bennett. The p. curacies of S.-St. Edmund, S.-St. James, S.-St. Nicholas, and S.-Bridge, are separate benefices.—The sub-district excludes part of Long Sutton parish, but includes all Tydd-St. Mary, part of Gedney, and two extra-parochial tracts. Pop., 7,999. Houses, 1,689.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a town, a parish, and a sub-district"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Long Sutton CP       Sutton St Mary CP/AP       Long Sutton SubD       Holbeach PLU/RegD       Lincolnshire AncC
Place names: LONG SUTTON     |     SUTTON     |     SUTTON LONG     |     SUTTON LONG OR SUTTON ST MARY     |     SUTTON ST MARY
Place: Long Sutton

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