Sutton, Essex

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All Saints' church, Sutton
Grid reference: TQ887893
Location: 51°34’16"N, 0°43’17"E
Population: 136  (2011)
Post town: Rochford
Postcode: SS4
Dialling code: 01702
Local Government
Council: Rochford

Sutton is a village and parish in the hundred of Rochford in Essex. It is located between the River Roach and the Southend-on-Sea, and includes the hamlet of Shopland. It has a population of 127,[1] increasing at the 2011 Census to 135,[2] although at the time of the Domesday Book it had a flourishing village with its own market and fair.[3]

The area is known locally as Sutton with Shopland. Most of the civil parish of Shopland was amalgamated with Sutton in 1933.[4] When St Mary Magdalene's church in Shopland was demolished in 1957 following wartime bomb damage, artifacts were removed and went to Sutton Church and others. Shopland churchyard is rededicated every year.[5]

Sutton Road (B1015) is approximately three miles long and runs from the Anne Boleyn Public House on Southend Road in Rochford to Southchurch Road in Southend-on-Sea.

Sutton is rural with large farms, and is bordered by industrial estates on its northern (Purdeys Industrial Estate) and southern (Chandlers Way/Temple Farm Industrial Estate) borders.


All Saints' Church is of Norman origin and boasts a mediæval coffin lid and brass of 1371 from the demolished ancient church at Shopland nearby. The brass depicts Sir Thomas Stapel, Sergeant at Arms to Edward III, in armour such as he would have worn at the Battle of Crecy.[3]


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