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Bishops Sutton, Hampshire

Historical Description

Bishops-Sutton, a parish and a hundred in Hants. The parish lies on the river Arle, 1½ mile SE of Alresford station on the L. & S.W.R., and 8½ miles SW of Alton, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Alresford. Acreage, 3746; population, 445. The manor was early acquired by the Bishops of Winchester, and had a palace of theirs, which is now traceable in nothing but the alleged site of their kennel. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; gross value, £150. The church is partly Norman, partly Early Decorated, and contains a good brass of the 15th century.

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 CountyHampshire 
Ecclesiastical parishBishop's Sutton St. Nicholas 
HundredBishops Sutton 
Poor Law unionAlresford 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1720.


Church of England

St. Nicholas (parish church)

The church of St. Nicholas is a Norman building of flint, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a small western belfry of wood, with shingled roof, containing 5 bells, the gift of C. G. Duff esq.: the church was restored and re-opened in March, 1893, at a cost of £1,500: there are 154 sittings.

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 Bishops Sutton from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.


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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.

RegionSouth East
Postal districtSO24
Post TownAlresford