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Sutton, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Sutton, a parish in Herefordshire, on the river Lugg, 1 mile E of Moreton station on the Shrewsbury and Hereford (London and North Western and Great Western Joint) railway, and 4½ miles N of Hereford. It consists of the former parishes of Sutton St Michael and Sutton St Nicholas, which were united for civil purposes in 1876. Acreage, 1504; population, 379. Population of Sutton St Michael ecclesiastical parish, 106; of Sutton St Nicholas, 264. There is a parish council consisting of five members. Sutton St Nicholas has a post and money order office under Hereford; telegraph office, Hereford. A well-preserved Roman camp, called Sntton Walls, is in Sutton St Nicholas parish. It was the site of the palace of Offa, King of Mercia, and was the scene of the murder of Etbelbert, King of the East Angles. The living of Sutton St Nicholas is a rectory, that of Sutton St Michael a vicarage, in the diocese of Hereford; gross value, £146 and £64 respectively. The churches are ancient, and that of St Michael was restored in 1865.

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 CountyHerefordshire 
Ecclesiastical parishSutton St. Michael 
Poor Law unionHereford 
Registration districtHereford1837 - 1974

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

Civil Registration

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

For births, marriages, and deaths in Sutton from 1837 to 1974 you should search for the Hereford Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Sutton from the following:

Land and Property

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


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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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