History

The Fallen of Sutton-in-Craven updated March 2011, profiles of 40 WWI soldiers added.
 
Village history A brief history of the village contributed by local historian Miss Doris Riley.
 
Sanitation in 1879 Report on the Sanitary Conditions of Sutton in 1879 prepared by the Medical Officer of Health to the Keighley Rural Sanitary Authority.
 
Mining in Lumb Clough Historical information on mining in Lumb Clough contributed by Mike Gill.
 
A Township of two Manors An account of Sutton township through feudal times contributed by Robin Longbottom.
 
History of Steeton 1886 Sutton related extracts from the 1886 book History of Steeton by John Clough. Text provided by Wendy Feather.
 
History of Sutton 1927
(added March 2008)
A history of the village written between 1925 and 1927 by Nellie Stell, a local historian. With thanks to Mrs Armitage of Sutton CE School and Christine Robinson for the extended loan of the manuscript.
 
National School Log Book
Extracts 1874-1887

(added April 2008)
Extracts from the log book of Sutton Church School covering the period 1874 to 1887. With thanks to Paul Longbottom for providing the text.
 
AN 'OWD SUTTONER' LOOKS BACK
(added May 2009)
Article by William Butterfield originally published in the Dalesman, Vol 16 October 1954. With thanks to Paul Longbottom for transcribing the article.
 
Visiting Wood Top Farm c1901
(added February 2010)
Conversation from 1968, recorded in the kitchen at Wood Top Farm by Roger Davy in which his father, Walter Davy, recalls visiting Wood Top Farm and life in the village in the early 1900s. Thanks to Roger Davy for the CD copy of the recording.
 
A Home Spun Yarn A book about the history of Greenroyd Mill by Doris Riley.
 
Memories and History of Low FoldWith thanks to Robin Longbottom.
Added November 2010.
 
Berry's Sizing HouseWith thanks to Robin Longbottom.
Added December 2010.
 
Royds CottageWith thanks to Robin Longbottom.
Added January 2011.
 
Old Sutton WarriorsWith thanks to Robin Longbottom.
Added April 2011.
 
More Old Sutton WarriorsWith thanks to Robin Longbottom.
Added November 2012.
 
A Life And Its SeasonsPeter Wilcock's childhood recollectons of Sutton during and just after World War II. With thanks to Peter's daughters and Denis Pickles.
Added April 2011.
 
The Legend of Jenkin HoleWith thanks to Robin Longbottom.
Added September 2011.
 
Sutton PinnacleWith thanks to Paul Longbottom.
Added October 2012.
 
Sutton HouseWith thanks to Robin Longbottom.
Added December 2012.
 
John Lund Ltd / Clapham Bros Ltd Centenary, 1937With thanks to Brian Clough and Tim Clapham.
Added April 2013, updated March 2014.
 
The Life and Times of Stubbing Hill,
Sutton in Craven
With thanks to Robin Longbottom.
Added June 2013.
 
Remembering the Battle of Flodden Field 1513With thanks to Robin Longbottom.
Added July 2013.
 
Sutton - Then and Now
Part 2 added May 2014
With thanks to Robin Longbottom.
Added September 2013, updated May 2014.
 
The Will of Agnes Shackleton,
a Tudor lady of Sutton-in-Craven
With thanks to Robin Longbottom.
Added March 2014.
 
The Will of Ernest Hartley,
beneficiary of the John William Hartley Will Trust, September 1934
With thanks to Trevor Hartley-Williams.
Added May 2014.
 
Professor John Gordon Longbottom
A.R.C.S., M.I.Mech.E.
With thanks to Robin Longbottom.
Added August 2014.
 
The Feather database of archæological findsWith thanks to Dr John Laycock.
Added July 2015.
 
Sutton poet Robert Heaton's book "Poems", published 1917. With thanks to Denise Emmott.
Added August 2016.
 
Sutton in the past -
names in an old rate book.
With thanks to Nancy Wadsworth.
Added January 2017.
 


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