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Sutton St Edmund, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Sutton St Edmund, a village, a hamlet, and a parish in Lincolnshire, 10 miles W from Wisbech, and 4 N from French Drove station on the Spalding and March branch of the Great Northern and Great Eastern Joint railway. There is a post office under Wisbech; money order office, Parson Drove; telegraph office, Murrow (R.S.) Acreage, 5622; population of the civil parish, 645; of the ecclesiastical, 670. The manor belongs to the Jackson family. The land is devoted chiefly to grazing. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln; gross value, £370 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Long Sutton. The church, rebuilt about 1798, is a small building of brick and stone, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and tower. There are Baptist and United Methodist chapels, an endowed school, and some useful charities.

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 
Civil parishLong Sutton 
Poor Law unionHolbeach 

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Church Records

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DistrictSouth Holland
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtPE12
Post TownSpalding