Sutton upon Derwent

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Sutton upon Derwent
The St Vincent Arms, Sutton upon Derwent - - 353953.jpg
The St Vincent Arms
Sutton upon Derwent is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Sutton upon Derwent
Sutton upon Derwent
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population594 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE707468
Civil parish
  • Sutton upon Derwent
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townYORK
Postcode districtYO41
Dialling code01904
UK Parliament
List of places
53°54′47″N 0°55′26″W / 53.912975°N 0.923875°W / 53.912975; -0.923875Coordinates: 53°54′47″N 0°55′26″W / 53.912975°N 0.923875°W / 53.912975; -0.923875

Sutton upon Derwent is a small village and civil parish on the River Derwent in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, approximately 8 miles (13 km) to the south-east of York, and less than a mile from the larger village of Elvington, which unlike Sutton, is included in the City of York boundary.

According to the 2011 UK census the population of the parish was 594,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 575,[2] which itself represents an increase of around 50 per cent from 1991, largely due to new houses having been built in the village. Before this the population fluctuated from 274 in 1801 to 417 in 1831 and to 270 in 1931. Although Roman artefacts have been found in the Sutton upon Derwent area, suggesting a possible settlement, no conclusive evidence exists. The first likely reference to the existence of a settlement was recorded by Bede in the 8th century. The village was later mentioned in the 11th century Domesday Book.

The village reflects a close association with the Jervis family, holders of the title of Viscount St Vincent since 1735, due to the Manor passing into the hands of Carnegie Robert John Jervis, 3rd Viscount St Vincent in 1857. The family held the Manor until it was sold to the Crown in 1947 and 1948. Manifestations of this association include:

St Michael's Church

the large marble tablet erected in the village church, St Michael's, commemorating the death of John Edward Leveson Jervis, 4th Viscount St. Vincent, in the battle of Abou Klea in 1885; the naming of one of the village public houses, the St. Vincent Arms; and the naming of local streets, St. Vincent's Close and Jervis Court.

In 1967 the church was designated a Grade I listed building and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England.[3]

The Old Rectory is a Grade II Listed house built in 1854 by J B and W Atkinson.[4]

Facilities in the village include a primary school, village hall, tennis club, post office and a public house.

Sutton upon Derwent is home to Woodhouse Grange Cricket Club, winners of the National Village Cricket Knockout in 1995, and runners up in 1999. Both finals were played at Lord's. The ground is located approximately one mile north of the village.



  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Sutton upon Derwent Parish (1170211270)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  2. ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Sutton upon Derwent Parish (00FB141)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of Saint Michael and All Angels (1162085)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
  4. ^ Historic England. "The Old Rectory hotel (1162070)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 10.

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