Bishops Sutton, Hampshire
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Bishop's Sutton St. Nicholas|
|Poor Law union||Alresford|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Sutton, Bishop's (St. Nicholas))
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:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hampshire newspapers online:
- Portsmouth Evening News
- Hampshire Telegraph
- Hampshire Advertiser
- Hampshire Chronicle
- Aldershot Military Gazette
The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.