English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Sutton

Historical Forms

  • Suðtun c.880 BCS553 c.1000
  • Sudtone 1086 DB
  • Suthtuna t.Steph France
  • Sutton by Bygenyure 1331 FF


Further forms are without interest, v. suð , tun . Why 'south' it is difficult to say. It lies to the south-east of Barlavington, half-a-mile away, and it is possible that it is in relation to that place. It is a mile north-west of Bignor.

Places in the same Parish