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Sutton upon Derwent, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Sutton-upon-Derwent, a parish and a township, with Sutton village and Woodhouse hamlet, in E.R. Yorkshire, 5 miles SSW of Fangfoss railway station, and 8 SE by E of York. There is a post office under York; money order office, Elvington; telegraph office, West Cottingwith. Acreage, 3670; population, 299. There is an extensive flour mill. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; net value, £430 with residence. Patron, Viscount St Vincent. The church is an ancient building in the Norman and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, and embattled western tower. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 CountyYorkshire 
Ecclesiastical parishSutton-upon-Derwent St. Michael 
Poor Law unionPocklington 

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

Church Records

Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Sutton Upon Derwent:

1813-19151823-1900 1813-1990

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Sutton upon Derwent from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


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

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following East Riding newspapers online:

CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO41
Post TownYork