Sutton Veny

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Sutton Veny
St Leonards Sutton Veny.jpg
St Leonard's Church
Sutton Veny is located in Wiltshire
Sutton Veny
Sutton Veny
 Sutton Veny shown within Wiltshire
Population 734 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference ST898422
Civil parish Sutton Veny
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Warminster
Postcode district SN12
Dialling code 01985
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament South West Wiltshire
List of places

Coordinates: 51°10′44″N 2°08′53″W / 51.179°N 2.148°W / 51.179; -2.148

Sutton Veny is a village and civil parish situated in the Wylye Valley, about 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of the town of Warminster in Wiltshire, England. 'Sutton' means 'south farmstead' in relation to Norton Bavant, one mile (1.6 km) to the north. 'Veny' may be a French family name or may describe the village's fenny situation.

The parish includes part of the village of Tytherington. In 1885 when the small parish of Pertwood was extinguished, its northern section was transferred to Sutton Veney.[2]


The civil parish elects a parish council. It is in the area of Wiltshire Council unitary authority, which is responsible for all significant local government functions.

The village is represented in parliament by Andrew Murrison and in Wiltshire Council by Fleur de Rhé-Philipe, both Conservatives.


Sutton Veny and the small settlements around it are served by Sutton Veny CE Primary School.[3] The school was built in 1872 by J.L. Pearson[4] and catered for all ages until 1931, when older children were transferred to Warminster.[5]

The village hall is next to the school.[6] The village has a pub, the Woolpack.[7]

Sutton Veney is home to Heytesbury and Sutton Veny Cricket Club.[8]

Notable residents[edit]

Notable buildings[edit]

The Old Manor House, built in the 14th century and later used as a rectory, is Grade II* listed.[9]

St Leonard's Church was built in the 12th century. Subsidence caused this church to be abandoned and replaced in 1866-68 by a church dedicated to St John the Evangelist on higher ground 700 yards (640 m) to the northwest. Only the chancel of the old church remains in usable condition and was used for a time as a mortuary chapel. St Leonard's is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[10]

St John's church was designed by J.J. Pearson and is Grade I listed.[11] It has an Australian War Graves cemetery, where 127 men of the Australian Military Forces were buried during the First World War, most dying in local hospitals of disease or from wounds.[12]


  1. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Victoria County History - Wiltshire - Vol 8 pp58-61 - Pertwood". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Sutton Veny CE Primary School
  4. ^ Historic England. "Sutton Veny County Primary School (1183645)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Sutton Veny Church of England School". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Sutton Veny Village Hall". Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "The Woolpack". Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Heytesbury and Sutton Veny Cricket Club". Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  9. ^ Historic England. "Old Manor House, Sutton Veny (1183551)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  10. ^ "St Leonard, Sutton Veny". Churches Conservation Trust. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 
  11. ^ Historic England. "Church of St John the Evangelist, Sutton Veny (1036429)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "Church of St. John the Evangelist, Sutton Veny". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 

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