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Village History & Heritage

Bishop's Sutton -  the Ship Inn and Old Ship Cottage

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In existence since Saxon times, the Village has had a glorious past that included a palace and ownership by the Bishop of Winchester.

The Village History

Parish Registers

The baptism, marriage and burial records from St. Nicholas Church, from 1711 to 1912

Bishop's Sutton Parish Registers

In The Village

heritage, photographs and information within the village roads

Bishop's Sutton, stores 1909

Around The Village

Items of historical interest in the surrounding immediate area, within the Parish


Perambulation of the Bounds 1745

The Perambulation of the Parish Boundaries took place in 1745 to to preserve in people's memory before the days of detailed maps. 

Bishop's Sutton, Permabulation of the Bounds 1745

The Hundred of Bishop's Sutton

Bishop's Sutton Hundred

The Bishop's Palace


Events in the Village


The Church

St. Nicholas Church, a Norman church was built in the 12th Century, on the site of a previous Saxon church. 


The Memorial Trees

Thanks to our local community, there is now a  line of trees that have been planted to remember the Village dead of three wars 

The Memorial Trees

The Plough, In Pictures

Up until the mid-nineties, the Village had two pubs. The Plough was the drinking pub, and here we have its verbal history and pictures, including the infamous fire early in the 20th Century

The Plough, In Pictures

Bishop's Sutton in Film

Archive footage of rural life in the village from the 1940s onwards

Bishop's Sutton -  the Ship Inn and Old Ship Cottage

In The Village

Bishop's Sutton, map of roads covered

Water Lane

Bishop's Sutton, Water Lane

Hobbs Close

Bishop's Sutton, Hobbs Close 1957

Church Lane

Bishop's Sutton, Church Lane 1910

School Lane

Bishop's Sutton, School Lane

North Street


Bighton Lane


Ship Hill


Mill Lane


Main Road (Central)


Main Road (Alresford End)

Bishop's Sutton -  the Ship Inn and Old Ship Cottage

Around The Village

around the village

South West

Bishop's Sutton, South West of the Village

North West

Bishop's Sutton, North West of the Village

South East

Bishop's Sutton, North East of the Village

North East

Bishop's Sutton, North East of the Village
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