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Sutton & Barlavington
Sutton and the surrounding areas.
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Sutton under the South Downs

Sutton and Barlavington are villages and a civil parish in the District of Chichester in West Sussex, England, located 4 miles [6k] south of Petworth and east of the A285 Petworth to Chichester road. Nestling under the South Downs these remote villages are surrounded by woodland with particularly fine walks.
Sutton has not had a shop since 1971 and the school closed in the l960s, but it still has an Anglican church, St John the Baptist, and one pub, the White Horse.
There is a small church at Barlavington, dedicated to St. Mary.
Barlavington is joined with Sutton as a single parish council.

White Horse Inn, Sutton - 1960s
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Ernie Budd sits at the White Horse bar in the 1960s

Villagers have always fought to keep their village pub. In the 1950s, Sir Ian Anstruther moved to Barlavington. At that time the White Horse was under threat and he bought it to ensure it remained a pub. His family ran it for many years. Eventually it was sold with a covenant that it would always be run as a pub.

Ernest Budd
Lived in Sutton, with his wife Florence, for 60 years at 'Downview Cottage' - now called 'Budds Cottage'. He was the local blacksmith and well known throughout the area for his 'corn-dollies'
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Recording date - 1959
Locations - Sutton, Sussex
Producers - University of Leeds

Listen to an interview with Mr Francis, born 1887 a roadman, & Miss Francis, born 1889. Mr Francis talks about his working life and compares modern farming practices with those of his younger days. Timberley farm is just to the east of Sutton.
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Public Exhibition To Be Held
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West Sussex, England, UK
post code        RH20
phone code     01798
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Harwoods of Sutton
Locomotive named Sutton
Mandy Willard on Sutton
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St Marys, Barlavington
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Miscellaneous articles: -
Anger over Horncroft sandpit - -31 May 2010
Battle hots up over sand plans - -22 Apr.2010
Sandpit statement - PDF - - - - - - - - Feb.2010
Independent but pulling together -5 Nov.2008

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Sutton 1861 population 364
2001 census population
Barlavington 117 in 35 households
Sutton 192 in 83 households

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Sutton in 1867
Parish Clerk & School Master
    Samuel Bryan
Union Workhouse - master & matron
    Henry Bryan & Susannah Bryan
Rev Henry Sockett was rector
    Edmund Harwood, also shoemaker
Post Office
    Edmund Harwood
Blacksmith - Oliver Eede [Ede]
White Horse - landlord Charles Shotter
    Edward Gardener
    Mrs.Mary Lee
Wheelwright was William Collick
    Sefton Charman
    Edward Barnard
    William Bird
    William Steele, at Shopham


Sutton, meaning 'south settlement' in old English, is a very common place name. Places named Sutton include - click


Michael Chevis, Photographer, West Street, Midhurst, West Sussex

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office Barlavington Estate Office Duncton Mill, Dye House Lane 01798 869899
Barlavington Court Retirement Home 01798 343309

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Emergency Services - - The Vintage Trail - - The Rother Valley Trail - - Churches - - Venue - Gigs and live music - - Pubs & Hotels - - more
Rother Valley
Chithurst - - Cocking - - Didling - - Duncton - - Easebourne - - East Lavington - - Fernhurst - - Fittleworth - - Graffham
Harting - - Heyshott - - Iping - - Lickfold - - Linch - - Lodsworth - - Lurgashall - - Midhurst - - Northchapel - - Nyewood
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