Place:Sutton, Sussex, England

Alt namesCodmore Hillsource: hamlet in parish
Coordinates50.928°N 0.609°W
Located inSussex, England
Also located inWest Sussex, England     (1865 - )
See alsoArundel Rape, Sussex, Englandrape in which it was located
Rotherbridge Hundred, Sussex, Englandhundred in which it was located
Petworth Rural, Sussex, Englandrural district 1894-1974
Chichester District, West Sussex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Sutton is a village and civil parish in the Chichester District of West Sussex, England, located six kilometres (4 miles) south of Petworth and east of the A285 road. The parish has a land area of 920 hectares (2272 acres). In the 2001 census 192 people lived in 83 households. The 2011 Census population numbered 425, and included the hamlet of Codmore Hill (within the parish) and the small civil parish of Barlavington.

The village has an Anglican church, St John the Baptist, and one pub, the White Horse.

The following description from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72 is provided by the website A Vision of Britain Through Time (University of Portsmouth Department of Geography).

"SUTTON, a village, a parish, and a [registration] sub-district, in Chichester [registration] district, Sussex. The village stands 3 miles south of Petworth [railway] station, and has a post office under Petworth. :"The parish contains a workhouse, and comprises 2,061 acres. Real property: £1,785. Population: 364. Houses: 67. The manor belonged, in the Saxon times, to the Crown; went, after the Norman conquest, to Earl Montgomery; and belongs now to Lord Leconfield. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chichester. Value: £256. Patron; Lord Leconfield. The church is early, decorated, and later English. There is a parochial school."

Research Tips

  • The West Sussex Record Office is located in Chichester. Because it holds the records of the Church of England Diocese of Chichester, which covers the whole of Sussex, it has church records relating to both parts of Sussex.
  • An on-line catalogue for some of the collections held by the West Sussex Record Office is available under the Access to Archives (A2A) project (a nationwide facility housed at The National Archives, Kew).
  • West Sussex Past - database of 2 million records from West Sussex heritage organizations.
  • The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies' Sussex Collection (PDF). This is a 9-page PDF naming the files relating to Sussex in their collection-a possible first step in a course of research.
  • The National Library of Scotland has a website which provides maps taken from the Ordnance Survey England & Wales One-Inch to the Mile series of 1892-1908 as well as equivalent maps for Scotland itself. The immediate presentation is a "help" screen and a place selection screen prompting the entry of a location down to town, village or parish level. These screens can be removed by a click of the "X". The map is very clear and shows parish and county boundaries and many large buildings and estates that existed at the turn of the 20th century. Magnification can be adjusted and an "overlay feature" allows inspection of the area today along with that of 1900. The specific map from the series can be viewed as a whole ("View this map") and this allows the inspection of the map legend (found in the left hand bottom corner. Becoming familiar with the various facilities of these maps is well worth the trouble.
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