Sutton Bridge (known in ancient times as "Cross Keys Wash") is both a village and parish about 105 miles north of London, about 13 miles east of Spalding and 8 miles north of Wisbech. The county of Norfolk forms the eastern and southern border and the River Nene flows past the village on its northward journey to The Wash. The parish is large in area and includes the hamlet of Guy's Head near The Wash. The area is marshy, drained by many small canals and the South Holland Main Drain, which empties into the River Nene just south of the village.
Today, Sutton Bridge boasts a modern 62 acre dry cargo port and warehouse facility. The wharf is 350 metres long and can handle vessles drawing 6 metres. Two quayside 10-tonne electric cranes and five mobile cranes help move cargo. If you are planning a visit:
- The A17 trunk road runs just south of the village. The B1359 runs through the village.
- Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of the Guy's Head area on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2012.
- There is a Community Group for Sutton Bridge.
- Keith EVANS has a photograph of Cross Keys Bridge on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2008.
- Passenger rail service ceased in 1959.
- See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Sutton Bridge which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which Sutton Bridge has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF479212 (Lat/Lon: 52.768149, 0.190746), Sutton Bridge which are provided by: