Sutton Lane Ends

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The Old Kings Head at Gurnett, Cheshire (geograph 4282559).jpg
The Old Kings Head, Gurnett
Sutton is located in Cheshire
Location within Cheshire
Population2,464 [1]
OS grid referenceSJ930712
Civil parish
  • Sutton
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtSK11
Dialling code01260
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°14′17″N 2°06′22″W / 53.237962°N 2.106114°W / 53.237962; -2.106114Coordinates: 53°14′17″N 2°06′22″W / 53.237962°N 2.106114°W / 53.237962; -2.106114

Sutton Lane Ends or Sutton is a semi-rural village and civil parish, approximately one mile south of Macclesfield; it includes the hamlets of Gurnett and Jarman. Sutton is in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The rivers Bollin and Rosendale run through Sutton Lane Ends, as does the Macclesfield Canal.

The population of the entire civil parish is 2,464.[1] In the past, the community was centred on farming, forestry and textiles; however, since these industries declined, most of the population now travel to nearby Macclesfield or Manchester for employment.[citation needed]

Sutton Lane Ends has had an Anglican church, Sutton St. James, since 1840. The community of Sutton is served by a village shop, primary school (Hollinhey Primary School) and five public houses.


Sutton is served by Hollinhey Primary School for pupils aged 4–11. On leaving primary school, children usually attend one of the four high schools in Macclesfield (All Hallows Catholic College, Macclesfield, The Fallibroome Academy, The Macclesfield Academy or Tytherington High School).

Notable people[edit]

  • Charles Tunnicliffe, the renowned naturalistic painter of British birds and other wildlife, spent his early years living on a farm on Walker Lane in Sutton. His work is still celebrated with the Charles and Winifred Tunnicliffe Memorial Art Competition, which is held annually at Hollinhey Primary School.[2]
  • The engineer James Brindley (1716–1772) undertook his apprenticeship in Gurnett in about 1733. A plaque commemorating this fact can still be seen on Plough Cottage.
  • Christine Tacon CBE (born 1959), the Groceries Code Adjudicator, lives here.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b 2001 census details Accessed 15 May 2007.
  2. ^ "Tunnicliffe Arts Competition". Hollinhey Primary School, Sutton. Retrieved 6 August 2018.

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