Sutton upon Derwent
|Sutton upon Derwent|
The St Vincent Arms
|Population||594 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 575, 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:
- 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.
The Old Rectory is a Grade II Listed house built in 1854 by J B and W Atkinson.
Facilities in the village include a primary school, village hall, tennis club, post office, a public house and hotel.
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.
- UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Sutton upon Derwent Parish (1170211270)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
- "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Sutton upon Derwent CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 May 2008.
- Historic England. "Church of Saint Michael and All Angels (1162085)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
- 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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