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Great Sutton, Cheshire

Historical Description

Sutton, Great, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Eastham parish, Cheshire, 1 mile S of Little Sutton station on the Birkenhead railway, and 5 miles N of Chester. Post town, Chester; money order and telegraph office, Little Sutton. The township comprises 1151 acres; population, 395. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1879. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Chester; net value, £138. Patron the Vicar of Eastham. The church is a small plain building of stone with mullioned windows, consisting of nave and chancel of large dimensions, south porch, and a spire. It has three stained glass windows.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCheshire 
Civil parishEastham 
Poor Law unionWirrall 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Great Sutton from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cheshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Great Sutton are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cheshire papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Cheshire, 1580 is available on the Heraldry page.

CountyCheshire West and Chester
RegionNorth West
Postal districtCH66
Post TownEllesmere Port