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Sutton in the Isle, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Sutton or Sutton-in-the Isle, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire. The village stands on the Ely, Sutton, and St Ives branch of the G.E.R., on which it has a station, 6 miles W by S of Ely. It occupies an eminence with a commanding view, consists chiefly of two long parallel streets joined by several steep lanes, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Ely. The parish comprises 7115 acres of land and 30 of water; population, 1433. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The manor belongs to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. Saxon coins, rings, and silver plates were found in 1654. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; gross value, £1214, net £338 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Ely. The church is of the 14th century, and has a pinnacled tower with octagon spire. There are Wesleyan, Baptist, and Free Methodist chapels.

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 CountyCambridgeshire 
Ecclesiastical parishSutton St. Andrew 
HundredSouth Witchford 
Poor Law unionEly 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Cambridgeshire 1575 and 1619 is available online.

DistrictEast Cambridgeshire
Postal districtCB6
Post TownEly