Place:Long Sutton, Somerset, England

NameLong Sutton
TypeAncient parish, Civil parish
Located inSomerset, England
See alsoSomerton Hundred, Somerset, Englandhundred in which it was located
Langport Rural, Somerset, Englandrural district 1894-1974
South Somerset District, Somerset, Englanddistrict council covering the area since 1974
NOTE: There is also a place named Long Sutton in Hampshire and another Long Sutton in Lincolnshire. Check your sources carefully.
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Long Sutton (#23 on map) is a civil parish and a village in Somerset, England, situated 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Somerton (#27). The village has a population of 833 in the UK census of 2011.

The village of Long Sutton has a village green with a lime tree at each corner and a chestnut tree in the centre. The Devonshire Arms Hotel is at one end of the green and at the other are the school and Holy Trinity church, dating from 1493.[3] The village is made up of two hamlets, Knole at one end and Upton at the other.

The Reading to Taunton line railway runs under the bridge at Upton and at one time certain trains stopped at Long Sutton and Pitney Halt, as it was called until its closure in the early 1960s. The bridge over the River Yeo is medieval in origin, but was probably reshaped in the 18th century.

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Long Sutton was a parish in the Somerton Hundred, one of the hundreds or early subdivisions of the county of Somerset. From 1894 until 1974 it was part of the Langport Rural District.

In 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, all urban and rural districts across England were abolished and counties were reorganized into metropolitan and non-metropolitan districts. Long Sutton has been in the non-metropolitan South Somerset District since 1974.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI page on Long Sutton.
  • An article on Long Sutton from the Victoria History of the Counties of England – History of the County of Somerset], produced by The Institute of Historical Research.
  • The Somerset Heritage Centre (incorporating what was formerly the Somerset Record Office and the Somerset Local Studies Library) can be found at its new location at Langford Mead in Taunton. It has an online search facility leading to pages of interest, including maps from the First and Second Ordnance Survey (select "Maps and Postcards" from the list at the left, then enter the parish in the search box).
    The Heritage Centre has an email address:
  • Three maps on the A Vision of Britain through Time website illustrate the changes in political boundaries over the period 1830-1945. All have expanding scales and on the second and third this facility is sufficient that individual parishes can be inspected.
  • Somerset Hundreds as drawn in 1832. This map was prepared before The Great Reform Act of that year. Note the polling places and representation of the various parts of the county.
  • Somerset in 1900, an Ordnance Survey map showing rural districts, the boundaries of the larger towns, the smaller civil parishes of the time, and some hamlets and villages in each parish
  • Somerset in 1943, an Ordnance Survey map showing the rural districts after the changes to their structure in the 1930s
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