Sutton Lane Ends
The Old Kings Head, Gurnett
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Sutton Lane Ends or Sutton is a semi-rural village and civil parish that is situated approximately a 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. 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
Sutton is served by Hollinhey Primary School for pupils aged 4 – 11. Following on from this, children usually attend one of the four high schools in Macclesfield (All Hallows Catholic College, Macclesfield, The Fallibroome Academy, The Macclesfield Academy, Tytherington High School).
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.
The engineer James Brindley (1716-1772) did his apprenticeship in Gurnett in about 1733. A plaque commemorating this fact can still be seen on Plough Cottage.
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