Sutton upon Derwent

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Sutton upon Derwent
East Riding
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The St Vincent Arms, Sutton upon Derwent
Grid reference: SE707468
Location: 53°54’47"N, 0°55’26"W
Population: 594  (2011)
Post town: York
Postcode: YO41
Dialling code: 01904
Local Government
Council: East Riding of Yorkshire
East Yorkshire

Sutton upon Derwent is a small village on the River Derwent in the East Riding of Yorkshire, approximately eight miles south-east of York, and less than a mile from the larger village of Elvington, from hich it is separated by the Derwent.

According to the 2011 census the population of the parish was 594.

Roman artefacts have been found in the Sutton upon Derwent area, suggesting a possible settlement, but 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 Domesday Book of 1086.

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 a large marble tablet erected in the parish church commemorating the death of the 4th Viscount St. Vincent]], in the Battle of Abou Klea]] in 1885. One of the village public houses is the St Vincent Arms also, and two local streets, St Vincent's Close and Jervis Court honour the family.

Parish chruch

St Michael's Church

The parish church, St Michael and All Angels, is a Grade I listed building.[1]

About thhe village

Sutton Bridge, which crosses the River Derwent here, is Grade II* listed.[2]

The Old Rectory is a Grade II Listed house built in 1854 by J. B. and W. Atkinson.[3]

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


  • Cricket: Woodhouse Grange Cricket Club


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Outside links


  1. National Heritage List 1162085: Church of Saint Michael and All Angels (Grade I listing)
  2. National Heritage List 1148519: Sutton Bridge (Grade II* listing)
  3. National Heritage List 1162070: The Old Rectory hotel (Grade II listing)
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 10.