Full Sutton is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 2 miles (3 kilometres) east of the village of Stamford Bridge.

Full Sutton
Full Sutton is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Full Sutton
Full Sutton
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population1,072 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE746554
• London175 mi (282 km) S
Civil parish
  • Full Sutton
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townYORK
Postcode districtYO41
Dialling code01759
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°59′22″N 0°51′46″W / 53.989306°N 0.862806°W / 53.989306; -0.862806Coordinates: 53°59′22″N 0°51′46″W / 53.989306°N 0.862806°W / 53.989306; -0.862806
Full Sutton

According to the 2011 UK Census, Full Sutton parish had a population of 1,072,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK Census figure of 977.[2]

Located at Full Sutton is a high security prison, HMP Full Sutton.[3]

Full Sutton is also home to a former air force station, RAF Full Sutton.[4] Opened in 1944, the station operated as a bomber airfield during the Second World War. It would later be used to maintain a number of Thor missiles in readiness as part of the UK deterrent force, before finally closing in April 1963.[4] During 1958 the BRSCC organised four races on the airfields runways and perimeter roads (Full Sutton Circuit). Full Sutton is now used as a general aviation airfield, with its own training facilities for the aspiring pilot.

The place was recorded in the Domesday Book as Sudtone, meaning "south settlement". The prefix, first recorded in the 13th century, means "dirty", from the Old English fūl.[5]


The parish has a joint parish council with Skirpenbeck, known as the Parish Council of Full Sutton and Skirpenbeck.[6]


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Full Sutton Parish (1170211184)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Full Sutton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 May 2008.
  3. ^ "Full Sutton". HM Prison Service. Archived from the original on 10 June 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Bomber Command Full Sutton". Royal Air Force Bomber Command 60th Anniversary. Royal Air Force. 6 April 2005. Retrieved 15 January 2010.
  5. ^ Watts, Victor, ed. (2010). "Sutton". The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978 0 521 16855 7.
  6. ^ "Full Sutton and Skirpenbeck Villages". the Parish Council of Full Sutton and Skirpenbeck. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  • Gazetteer – A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 6.