Long Sutton  Lincolnshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Long Sutton like this:

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.

Long Sutton through time

Long Sutton is now part of South Holland district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Holland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Long Sutton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Long Sutton, in South Holland and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 04th December 2021

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