Full Sutton

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Full Sutton
Full Sutton is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Full Sutton
Full Sutton
 Full Sutton shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 1,072 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE746554
   – London 175 mi (282 km)  S
Civil parish Full Sutton
Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Ceremonial county East Riding of Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YORK
Postcode district YO41
Dialling code 01759
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament East Yorkshire
List of places
UK
England
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Coordinates: 53°59′22″N 0°51′46″W / 53.989306°N 0.862806°W / 53.989306; -0.862806

Full Sutton is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) east of the village of Stamford Bridge.

Full Sutton

According to the 2011 UK Census, Full Sutton parish had a population of 1,072,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK Census figure of 977.[2]

Located at Full Sutton is a high security prison, HMP Full Sutton.[3]

Full Sutton is also home to a former air force station, RAF Full Sutton.[4] Opened in 1944, the station operated as a bomber airfield during the Second World War; it would later be used to maintain a number of Thor missiles in readiness as part of the UK deterrent force, before finally closing in April 1963.[4] During 1958 the BRSCC organised four races on the airfields runways and perimeter roads (Full Sutton Circuit). Full Sutton is now used as a general aviation airfield, with its own training facilities for the aspiring pilot.

The place was recorded in the Domesday Book as Sudtone, meaning "south settlement". The prefix, first recorded in the 13th century, means "dirty", from the Old English fūl.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Full Sutton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Full Sutton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "Full Sutton". HM Prison Service. Archived from the original on 10 June 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Bomber Command Full Sutton". Royal Air Force Bomber Command 60th Anniversary. Royal Air Force. 6 April 2005. Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Watts, Victor, ed. (2010), "Sutton", The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978 0 521 16855 7 
  • Gazetteer – A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 6.