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Sutton in the Marsh, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Sutton-in-the Marsh or Sutton-on-Sea, a parish, with a village, in Lincolnshire, on the coast, 7 miles NE of Alford. It has a station on the Louth and East Coast branch of the G.N.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Alford. Acreage, 1807; population, 495. There is a parish council of seven members and a chairman. The village has risen in favour during recent years as a watering-place, its chief attraction being its sands, which are broad and firm, with a very gradual slope, making them safe and pleasant for bathing, and eminently suitable for cricket and lawn tennisy A sea-wall, about a quarter of a mile long, with a promenade and carriage drive was built in 1885. There are also some good sandhills here which are covered with marram grass, sea holly, &c. There is a coastguard station. Bricks and tiles are made. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln; net value, £205 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Lincoln. The church is mainly modern, and the chancel was rebuilt in 1860. There are Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels.

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 CountyLincolnshire 
Ecclesiastical parishSutton-In-The-Marsh St. Clement 
Poor Law unionSpilsby 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Sutton-le-Marsh 1561-1837, Lincolnshire is available to browse online.

Findmypast, in conjunction with the Lincolnshire Archives, have the following parish records online for Sutton On Sea:

1901-1911 1814-19111813-1911

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Sutton in the Marsh from the following:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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