Sutterton

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Sutterton
St. Mary the Blessed Virgin, Sutterton - geograph.org.uk - 120962.jpg
St. Mary the Blessed Virgin, Sutterton
Sutterton is located in Lincolnshire
Sutterton
Sutterton
 Sutterton shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF283357
   – London 95 mi (153 km)  S
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BOSTON
Postcode district PE20
Dialling code 01205
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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Coordinates: 52°53′37″N 0°04′54″W / 52.89363°N 0.08161°W / 52.89363; -0.08161

Sutterton is a village and rural parish in Lincolnshire, England.

Government[edit]

Hitherto, the parish had formed part of Boston Rural District, in Parts of Holland. Holland was one of the three divisions of the traditional County of Lincolnshire. Since the Local Government Act of 1888 Holland had been, in most respects, a county in itself.

The village is one of eighteen parishes which, together with Boston, form the Lincolnshire Borough of Boston. Local governance has been arranged as such since the reorganization of 1 April 1974, resulting from the Local Government Act 1972. The parish forms part of the 'Five Villages'[clarification needed] electoral ward. Sutterton parish church is dedicated to St Mary the Blessed Virgin.[1]

Geography[edit]

Sutterton lies approximately 6 miles (10 km) south-west from Boston, near the junction of the A16 and A17 roads, and on the B1397 (formerly A16). The village of Kirton lies 2 miles (3 km) to the north-west. The Spalding bypass opened as the 'Spalding-Sutterton Improvement' in 1995.

Community[edit]

Sutterton has a local general store and post office, two public houses, a caravan and camping accessory retailer, a chilled-food distribution company and a canine rescue centre.

Close to the east is Algarkirk with which Sutterton shares Sutterton Fourfields Primary School.[2] Before 1970, the two villages also shared the Algarkirk and Sutterton railway station[3] on the Spalding to Boston line, now next to the A16.

The village won a best kept village award in 2005.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ St Mary's church, Sutterton; retrieved 10 April 2011
  2. ^ Sutterton Fourfields Primary School; retrieved 10 April 2011
  3. ^ "Old Station" geograph.org.uk; retrieved 10 April 2011

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