Sutton Bassett

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Sutton Bassett
Sutton Basset Church - - 116182.jpg
All Saints, Sutton Bassett
Grid reference: SP770903
Location: 52°30’19"N, 0°51’57"W
Post town: Market Harborough
Postcode: LE16
Dialling code: 01858
Local Government
Council: North Northamptonshire

Sutton Bassett is a village Northamptonshire, in the Welland valley. It was formerly in the Corby Hundred but has been part of the Stoke Hundred (named after Stoke Albany village).

The village is found roughly twelve miles west of Corby, seven miles north-east of Desborough and roughly four miles from Market Harborough.

The name 'Sutton' is a commonplace one across Britain and means 'Southern farm/settlement'. The village was held by Richard Basset in the 12th century, hence the suffix.[1]

Sutton Bassett's church, All Saints, partly dates back to the Norman period. It was built as an annexe to St Mary's Church in the nearby village of Weston by Welland. Unlike the majority of typical countryside village churches, it has no graveyard.

The local pub was the Queen's Head Inn, which closed in January 2015.

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