Little Sutton, Lincolnshire
Crossroads in the parish
|Little Sutton shown within Lincolnshire|
|Population||121 (2001 census)|
|• London||85 mi (137 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
For Parliamentary, County, and District elections it is taken together with its bigger sibling, Long Sutton. Purely parish matters are dealt with by a Parish meeting. On South Holland District Council, it is part of the Long Sutton ward, with Lutton and Tydd. At the 2001 census, 100% of the parish was white, with 87% describing themselves as Christian.
The parish boundary with Long Sutton stretches as far north as Yellow House. West of Maze Farm (outside the parish) it meets Sutton Bridge. It follows Hospital Drove southwards, crossing Woad Lane, past Common Farm. It crosses Bridge Road, the former A17, then further south crosses the busy A17 close to where the pylon line crosses. As Hospital Drove, the boundary meets Tydd St Mary at the South Holland Main Drain. At the A1101 bridge over the drain, it meets Long Sutton, and follows the A1101 Wisbech Road northwards. For 300 metres, it follows Woodward's Lane eastwards, then passes northwards across the A17, west of Hope House. At Hundreds Lane, it passes northwards along the west side of the Premier Foods factory.
Premier Foods have a factory on Bridge Road. Premier Foods uses this address (with a Long Sutton address) for most of its products. The factory uses around 16,000MWh of electricity a year. It makes Fray Bentos pies, and has canning production of baked beans, vegetables, puddings and meat. It employs over 600 people. The plant is referred to as their Long Sutton plant.
The factory was acquired by Hillsdown Holdings in 1981, and was used to can vegetables. In 1990 Hillsdown Holdings became HL Foods Ltd, becoming Premier Foods in November 2002.
In December 2001, when known as Premier International Foods, food scientists at the plant created the world's first 'chips in a can' meal, costing 99p each. The team was headed by Dr Malcolm Crouchman. The items were marketed as Omelette, Chips 'N' Beans and Beef Grill 'N' Chips.
The civil parish is contained within the religious parish of St Mary, Long Sutton.