Sutton, Essex

Sutton is a village and civil parish in the District of Rochford in Essex, England. It is located between the River Roach and the adjoining Borough of Southend-on-Sea, and includes the hamlet of Shopland. It has a population of 127,[1] increasing at the 2011 Census to 135,[2] the smallest in the District, although at the time of the Domesday Book it had a flourishing village with its own market and fair.[3]

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Sutton with Shopland Sign
Sutton is located in Essex
Location within Essex
Population136 (2011)
OS grid referenceTQ887893
Civil parish
  • Sutton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRochford
Postcode districtSS4
Dialling code01702
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
51°34′16″N 0°43′17″E / 51.570985°N 0.721510°E / 51.570985; 0.721510Coordinates: 51°34′16″N 0°43′17″E / 51.570985°N 0.721510°E / 51.570985; 0.721510

The area is known locally as Sutton with Shopland. Most of the civil parish of Shopland was amalgamated with Sutton in 1933.[4] When St Mary Magdalene's church in Shopland was demolished in 1957 following wartime bomb damage, artifacts were removed and went to Sutton Church and others. Shopland churchyard is rededicated every year.[5]

All Saints' church, Sutton

Sutton Road (B1015) is approximately 3 miles (5 km) long and runs from the Anne Boleyn Public House on Southend Road in Rochford to Southchurch Road in Southend-on-Sea.

Sutton is rural with large farms, and is bordered by industrial estates on its northern (Purdeys Industrial Estate) and southern (Chandlers Way/Temple Farm Industrial Estate) borders.


All Saints' Church is of Norman origin and boasts a medieval coffin lid and brass of 1371 from the demolished ancient church at Shopland nearby. The brass depicts Sir Thomas Stapel, Sergeant at Arms to Edward III, in armour such as he would have worn at the Battle of Crecy.[3]


  1. ^ Census 2001
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population". Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b Rochford District Council : District Tour
  4. ^ A Vision of Britain Through Time : Shopland Civil Parish
  5. ^ Barry Summerfield : Clerk to Sutton Parish Council (2009)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Sutton at Wikimedia Commons