Sutton, Essex

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Sutton shopland sign.gif
Sutton with Shopland Sign
Sutton is located in Essex
Sutton shown within Essex
Population 136 (2011)
OS grid reference TQ887893
Civil parish
  • Sutton
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Rochford
Postcode district SS4
Dialling code 01702
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
51°34′16″N 0°43′17″E / 51.570985°N 0.721510°E / 51.570985; 0.721510Coordinates: 51°34′16″N 0°43′17″E / 51.570985°N 0.721510°E / 51.570985; 0.721510

Sutton is a civil parish in the District of Rochford in Essex, England. It is located between the River Roach and the adjoining Borough of Southend on Sea, and includes the Hamlet of Shopland. It has a population of 127,[1] increasing at the 2011 Census to 135,[2] the smallest in the District, although at the time of the Domesday Book it had a flourishing village with its own market and fair.[3]

The area is known locally as Sutton with Shopland. The civil parish of Shopland was amalgamated with Sutton in 1933.[4] When St Mary Magdalene's church in Shopland was demolished in 1957 following wartime bomb damage, artifacts were removed and went to Sutton Church and others. Shopland churchyard is rededicated every year.[5]

All Saints' church, Sutton

Sutton Road (B1015) is approximately 3 miles (5 km) long and runs from the Anne Boleyn Public House on Southend Road in Rochford to Southchurch Road in Southend on Sea.

Sutton with Shopland is rural with large farms, and is bordered by industrial estates on its northern (Purdeys Industrial Estate) and southern (Chandlers Way/Temple Farm Industrial Estate) borders.


All Saints' Church is of Norman origin and boasts a medieval coffin lid and brass of 1371 from the demolished ancient church at Shopland nearby. The brass depicts Sir Thomas Stapel, Sergeant at Arms to Edward III, in armour such as he would have worn at the Battle of Crecy.[3]


  1. ^ Census 2001
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population". Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Rochford District Council : District Tour
  4. ^ A Vision of Britain Through Time : Shopland Civil Parish
  5. ^ Barry Summerfield : Clerk to Sutton Parish Council (2009)

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