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Sutton Bassett, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Sutton Bassett, a village and a parish in Northamptonshire, on the borders of Leicestershire, from which it is separated by the river Welland, 3 miles NE of Market Harborough, and 2 SW of Ashley and Weston station on the Market Harborough and Peterborough section of the L. & N.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Market Harborough. Acreage, 748; population of civil parish, 177; of the ecclesiastical, with Weston-by-Welland, 266. The manor belongs to Viscount Downe. The living is a vicarage, annexed to Weston-by-Welland. The church, which was rebuilt in 1856, is a building in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel and nave only.

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 CountyNorthamptonshire 
Ecclesiastical parishSutton-Basset St. Mary 
Poor Law unionMarket-Harborough 

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

Church Records, in association with the Northamptonshire Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts for Northamptonshire online.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

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

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE16
Post TownMarket Harborough