Monument record MLI20492 - Settlement of Long Sutton


The settlement of Long Sutton is first recorded in Domesday and survives to the present day.

Type and Period (6)

  • (Medieval to Modern - 1066 AD to 2050 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1801 AD to 1899 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1800 AD? to 1900 AD)
  • (Post Medieval - 1800 AD to 1899 AD)

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PRN 20492 This record now incorporates the deleted records PRN 20493, 23047, 23046, 23045 The settlement of Long Sutton, in Elloe wapentake was sometimes referred to as Sutton St Mary. The name Long Sutton comes from the old English, Sutton means village to the south and Long is a description of a long straggling village. The first reference to the village is in Domesday. {1} Domesday has no details of the land holding or population of Long Sutton but does record a dispute, ' The men of Holland bear witness that the soke of Ketel's Church of Long Sutton lies in the King's manor of Tydd St Mary'. {2} For many years Long Sutton was only a large village but in the early years of the nineteenth century it started to grow into a small town. Its ancient market was revived in September 1824 and its industry varied. {3} The population of Sutton St Mary is recorded in the Lincolnshire Victoria and County History, the population stood at 1723 in 1801 and peaked in 1881 at 4901 and by 1901 it had fallen slightly to 4629. {4} A series of post-medieval ditches were revealed during a watching brief at The Chase, TF4316 2279 (PRN 20492a) . Two of the pits were undated but are likely to be contemporary with the post medieval examples. Structural remains of 19th century date were also revealed. Finds comprised mainly of post-medieval and later pottery as well as clay-pipe, glass, and building material. Some of the pottery and clay-pipe has been imported from Germany and Holland. A fragment of oyster shell was also found and attests to a local craft industry here. {5}{6} In 1975, three rim sherds of Midlands Purple ware, dating to the 19th century were found in the market place in Long Sutton, TF 4318 2294 (PRN 20492b) also found were one sherd hoard fired Midlands Purple, one footed base (17th - 18th century), two brown glazed post medieval heavy rim pancheons, one rim skillet and handle junction, two Bourne D ware sherds, together with other post medieval types. {7} In 1976-77, from sewerage works dumps TF 4300 2288 (PRN 20492c) numerous sherds of late and post medieval pottery was found including, brown glazed ware, Midlands Purple, slipware, Bourne D, clay pipe stem, Toynton All Saints Type, Midlands Yellow, Nottingham Stoneware, Grimston. {7} During a watching brief at TF 4321 2304 (PRN 20492d) late post medieval remains were recorded. These remains comprised of made-ground, a brick structure and two cess pits. The depth of the made-ground deposits could be suggestive of an area that was particularly low lying during this period. {8}{9} During trial trenching at TF 4310 2295 (PRN 20492e) various 19th century features were uncovered including rubbish pits, robber trenches and brick walls foundations. These were thought to be associated with activity from the Bull Hotel and was probably a yard and service area behind the main coaching inn buildings, as well as more modern debris associated with the hotel. {10} {11}

Sources/Archives (11)

  •  Bibliographic Reference: Kenneth Cameron. 1998. A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. Page 120.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: C.W. Foster and T. Longley. 1924. Lincolnshire Domesday and Lindsey Survey. 73/6.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Neil R. Wright. 1980. SUTTON BRIDGE AND LONG SUTTON: AN INDUSTRIAL HISTORY. Page 1.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: William Page (ed). 1906. The Victoria County History: Lincolnshire - Volume 2. Page 358.
  •  Report: Archaeological Project Services. 2002. The Chase, Long Sutton. LSCE02.
  •  Archive: Archaeological Project Services. 2001. Land at Wrangle Bank, Wrangle. LCNCC 2002. 183.
  •  Index: Parish card index of the former South Lincolnshire Archaeology Unit. LONG SUTTON. - 1975.
  •  Report: Archaeological Project Services. 2004. Archaeological watching brief at Park Lane. PLLS04.
  •  Archive: Archaeological Project Services. 2004. Archaeological watching brief at Park Lane. LCNCC 2004.145.
  •  Report: Archaeological Project Services. May 2005. Trial trenching on land at Bull Hotel, Long Sutton. LSB05.
  •  Archive: Archaeological Project Services. May 2005. Trial trenching on land at Bull Hotel, Long Sutton. LCNCC 2005.80.



Grid reference Centred TF 431 230 (802m by 865m)

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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