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Sutton in the Marsh

Cemeteries

  • St Clement, Church Lane/Hutton Road, Church of England

Census

  • The parish was in the Alford sub-district of the Spilsby Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 645
1851 H.O. 107 / 2110
1871 R.G. 10 / 3397

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Sutton in the Marsh area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Clement.
  • Some centuries ago, a large part of the parish, including its church, was washed away by the sea. For many years the ruins of the parish church could be seen at very low water.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1819 and again in 1860.
  • The church seats 200.
  • There is a photograph of St. Clement Church on the Wendy PARKINSON web site.
  • Here is a photo of St. Clement's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

St. Clement's Church

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1654.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Calcewaith and Candleshoe Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1834. The Primitive Methodists built their chapel in 1876. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Alford sub-district of the Spilsby Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

This village and parish lie on the shore of the North Sea, 7 miles northeast of Alford and 18 miles south-east of Louth. The parish covers about 1,800 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A1111 trunk road northeast out of Alford via Bilsby to get to Sutton on Sea.
  • See the Lincolnshire Touring and Holidays page on this site.
  • Watch for the village signs. He's a photo of one taken by Patricia McCRORY (who retains the copyright):

Sutton on Sea village sign

You can see pictures of Sutton in the Marsh which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Sutton in the Marsh has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF520800 (Lat/Lon: 53.295141, 0.279191), Sutton in the Marsh which are provided by:

Military Records

  • John READMAN advises: The war memorial at Sutton on Sea recently has been cleaned and renovated, and all the names put onto one Cumberland slate plaque, instead of four separate plaques. (2006).
  • FIRST WORLD WAR 1914 - 1918 SUTTON ON SEA.
  1. PRIVATE ARTHUR BAKER
  2. PRIVATE HARRY BAKER
  3. CAPTAIN BENJAMIN EWART BROWN
  4. PRIVATE GEORGE ALFRED BUTTERY
  5. CAPTAIN WILLIAM CLARENCE LONG HAYDEN
  6. CORPORAL JOHN GEORGE HOTCHIN
  7. PRIVATE JOHN FORD LAKE
  8. LIEUTENANT FRANCIS ARTHUR STANLEY LANSDOWN
  9. STOKER WILLIAM CECIL ROBINSON
  10. RIFLEMAN JOHN RICHARD SMITH
  11. LANCE CORPORAL JOHN WILLIAM STEPHENSON
  12. 2ND LIEUTENANT JOHN SIMONS THOMA
  13. GUNNER WILLIAM HEDLEY WALLIS
  14. PRIVATE ERNEST LUDLOW WATSON
  15. PRIVATE ARTHUR WILLERTON
  16. PRIVATE THOMAS BINGLEY WILLEY
  17. OFFICER'S COOK JOSEPH PINDER WILLSON
  18. JOHN G. WOOD (UNKNOWN)
  • FIRST WORLD WAR 1914 - 1918 TRUSTHORPE
  1. PRIVATE THOMAS WILLIAM DAKIN
  2. 2ND LIEUTENANT ISAAC NEWTON WOODIWISS
  • SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945
  1. GEORGE W. GREEN (UNKNOWN)
  2. LIEUTENANT KENNETH MCLEOD MORRISON
  3. GUNNER CYRIL GEORGE EDWARD ROSSINGTON
  4. LANCE BOMBADIER HORACE WILLIAM TOW
  • OTHER ARMED CONFLICTS
  1. CONSTABLE ANTHONY DEREK MITCHELL
  2. PRIVATE MARTIN ROBINSON

Names, Geographical

  • The "Preferred" name in the 1800s was "Sutton in the Marsh", but "Sutton le Marsh" was an accepted alternative.
  • "Sutton in the Marsh" is now "Sutton on Sea". [John Greateau]
  • In some records, you may find the parish listed as "Sutton West Alford".

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish of Lincolnshire and became a modern Civil Parish.
  • The parish covered 2,096 acres in 1881, but was reduced by almost 300 acres to 1,807 acres by 1891.
  • The parish was in the ancient Calceworth Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • For today's governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Alford petty session hearings every other week.
  • In 1741, George SCOTTRETH left a bequest of 46 shillings per year for the poor.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Spilsby Poor Law Union.

Population

Year  Inhabitants
1801 126
1831 185
1861 362
1871 362
1881 360
1891 495
1901 571
1911 835
1921 1,605
1931 1,192
1951 1,418
1961 1,341

Schools

  • A National School was built in 1862. Each child paid a penny per week to attend.
  • See our Schools page for more information on researching school records.