"Sutton-cum-Lound Parish. This extensive parish is divided into the two townships of Sutton and Lound, which are bounded on the west by Barnby Moor and Torworth, and on the east by the River Idle. It contains 870 inhabitants, and 4,429 acres of rich sandy land, which produces abundant crops of wheat and turnips, and is noted for its early potatos, of which large quantities are sent to Sheffield and other markets. The common land was enclosed in 1777, when 718a, 3r 26p, now called Danes Hill Farm, were allotted to the impropriator, the Duke of Portland, and 105a 22p to the vicar, in lieu of all the tithes of the parish. The Archbishop of York enjoys the manorial rights of both Sutton and Lound. The former is all copyhold (except about 2½ acres), subject to small certain fines, and the latter is mostly freehold, belonging to resident owners, of which John Walker Esq. and Henry Bagshaw Esq. are the principal. The Duke of Portland, the Rev. William Simpson, Thomas Markham, and Joseph Allison Esqs. are the principal owners of Sutton. The Archbishop had the manor of Sutton at the Domesday survey, but that of Lound was partly soc to the King's manor of Bothamsall, and partly of the fee of Roger de Busli. Sutton stands half a mile east of the north road, and three miles north-west by north of Retford.
The church, dedicated to St Bartholomew, is an ancient gothic structure, with a large chancel, a north aisle, and a handsome pinnacled tower, in which are three bells."
[WHITE's "Directory of Nottinghamshire," 1853]


Archives & Libraries

The Library at East Retford will prove useful in your research.



  • The parish was in the Clarborough sub-district of the East Retford Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 851
1861 R.G. 9 / 2413
1871 R.G. 10 / 3451
1881 R.G. 11 / 3300
1891 R.G. 12 / 2639

Church History

  • There is no mention of a priest or church here in the 1086 Domesday Book.
  • The Anglican parish church in Sutton township is dedicated to Saint Bartholomew.
  • The church is of Norman origin, probably 12th century.
  • The church was extensively restored in 1856-7.
  • Steve FAREHAM has a photograph of St. Bartholomew's Church on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2009.
  • J. THOMAS has a nice photograph of St. Bartholomew's Church on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2011.
  • Lound township had a Chapel of Ease.which opened in October, 1859.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1538 and is in good condition.
  • The London Family History Centre has the parish marriages for 1538 to 1837 on microfilm. They also have the Bishop's Transcripts for 1627 through 1837.
  • The church was in the No. 1. deanery of Retford.
  • The Independents had a chapel in Sutton township built in 1816.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel in Lound township built in 1834.
  • The Primitive Methodists had a chapel by 1881.
  • Some of the founders of the Plymouth colony in America in 1620 were from this parish.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Clarborough sub-district of the East Retford Registration District.
  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

Description & Travel

Sutton-cum-Lound is a village and parish which is located 3 miles north-north-west from Retford near the Chesterfield Canal, 147 miles north of London. The parish covers about 4,370 acres. Lound township is one mile north-east of Sutton.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A1 to Blyth Services and exit toward Worksop. At the Four Ways Hotel, take the A634 for 4 miles to the T junction. Turn right.
  • There is bus service to the village out of Retford on the Stagecoach East Midlands.
  • Rail service to Sutton ended in November, 1949.
  • Roger GEACH has a photograph of Sutton Cum Lound looking northeast on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2009.
  • The village is very close to Wetlands Wildlife Park near Lound and many of its fishing lakes.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the village sign on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2014.
  • Stop by the Village Hall to check on forth-coming scheduled activities.
You can see pictures of Sutton-cum-Lound which are provided by:






Historical Geography

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



J. THOMAS has a photograph of the Bluebell Inn in Lound on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2011.



  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK681850 (Lat/Lon: 53.357503, -0.97826), Sutton-cum-Lound which are provided by:


Military History

The clock in the church tower was installed as a memorial to those who fell in the First World War.

Steven RUFFLES has a photograph of St. Bartholomew's Church tower showing the clock on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2016.

There is also a brass plaque war memorial on the west wall of the nave next to the tower arch.

Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the War Memorial at Lound on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2011.  The Retford Times newspaper tells us that the memorial as dedicated on 14th August 1921.


Military Records

Within the church is a Roll of Honour: a wooden board listing all the men who served in the First World War and survived.

These are the men listed on a Plaque in St. Bartholomew's Church as having died in WW1 (There are some duplicates with the Lound Memorial list.)

  1. pte. Thomas Foxton BODDY
  2. pte. Cecil Walter BULLIVANT
  3. pte. Harris Bland CUCKSON
  4. pte. Isaac DODSWORTH
  5. pte. Ernest Albert EDWARDS
  6. sgt. Edward ELLIS
  7. pte. John Edward EXTON
  8. pte. Charles Frederick Hawksley BLACKBURN
  9. sap. Robert HEMSWORTH
  10. pte. William HINDLEY
  11. gnr. William POTTERTON
  12. gnr. Percy TOWNEND
  13. cpl. Charles WHELTON
  14. sgt. John Allison Dean WIDDOWSON

The names on the Louth War Memorials are:

  1. Ernest Albert EDWARDS, pte. 9th Bn King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regt.)
  2. John Edward EXTON, pte. 1/4th Bn East Yorkshire Regt.
  3. William HINDLEY, pte. 10th Bn Sherwood Foresters
  4. William POTTERTON, gunner 38 Bge Royal Field Artillery
  5. Percy TOWNEND, gunner 14th Bde Royal Field Artillery (Buried in a Commonwealth War Grave in Sutton churchyard.)

Names, Geographical

  • In the 1086 Domesday Book, the name "Sutton" is rendered as Sudton.

Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Nottingham county and it became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the the Hatfield division of the ancient Bassetlaw Wapentake (Hundred) in the northern division of the county.
  • The Civil Parish was abolished in 1866 and split into two Civil Parishes of Lound and Sutton.
  • District governance is provided by the Bassetlaw District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard at the Retford petty session hearings held in West Retford.
  • The Common Land was enclosed here in 1777.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a part of the East Retford Poor Law Union.
  • The London Family History Centre has the parish records for 1595 through 1870. These include Settlement certificates, a Removal order and an Apprenticeship indenture.


 Year Sutton Lound
1801 283 268
1851 436 434
1861 458 458
1871 382 374
1881 372 364
1901 372 329


  • The Parish School (later a National School) was built between the two townships in 1783.