Full Sutton

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Full Sutton
East Riding
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Full Sutton
Grid reference: SE746554
Location: 53°59’22"N, 0°51’46"W
Population: 1,072  (2011)
Post town: York
Postcode: YO41
Dialling code: 01759
Local Government
Council: East Riding of Yorkshire
East Yorkshire

Full Sutton is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, about two miles east of the village of Stamford Bridge. The 2011 census recorded Full Sutton's parish population at 1,072.

Located at Full Sutton is a high security prison, HMP Full Sutton.

Here too was once an air force station, RAF Full Sutton.[1] Opened in 1944, the station operated as a bomber airfield during the Second World War. It would later be used to maintain a number of Thor missiles in readiness as part of the UK deterrent force, before finally closing in April 1963.[1] During 1958 the BRSCC organised four races on the airfield's runways and perimeter roads (Full Sutton Circuit). Full Sutton is now used as a general aviation airfield, with its own training facilities for the aspiring pilot.

The place was recorded in the Domesday Book as Sudtone, meaning "south settlement". The prefix, first recorded in the 13th century, means "dirty", from the Old English fūl.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Bomber Command Full Sutton". Royal Air Force Bomber Command 60th Anniversary. Royal Air Force. 6 April 2005. http://www.raf.mod.uk/bombercommand/s57.html. 
  2. Watts, Victor, ed (2010). "Sutton". The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978 0 521 16855 7. 
  • Gazetteer – A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 6.