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Village History

A BRIEF HISTORY OF STUTTON (STUTTUNA) - meaning Gnats or
Bullocks enclosure, or homestead on a hill.

1086 listed in the Domesday Survey as half a church with 15 acres (under land of Robert Grenon), 2 beehives (Count Alan of Brittany). Several manors also listed.
1086 population 36. In 1901, 502. In 1981, 808. Electoral register of 2001 shows 673.
1265 first Stutton Hall owned by Roger de Pavely. Present Stutton Hall built by Sir Edmund Jermy (Knight) circa. 1550. Jermy monuments in St. Peter’s Church.
1275 mention of early Creping Hall (as then spelt). Once the seat of of the Wingfield family.
1303 mention of Crow Hall. Present Crowe Hall built in 1605 by the Latimer family and much altered in the 19th century.
15th century present church of St. Peter, built of flint, mostly perpendicular with some Norman fragments. It has a square tower housing 6 bells. The list of rectors began in 1165.
15th century Quarhams built next to the church. Probably the oldest existing house in the village.
16th century King’s Head inn built.
1750 Stutton House rebuilt as the rectory by the Rev. Tobias Rustat. Dutch gables added in 1832. Rebuilt after the fire of 1984 without the gables.
1803 Friendly Society formed.
1835 Stutton’s first Primary School built, now known as the Old Mission Hall, next to the present school which was built in 1897 and rebuilt after the fire in 1964.
1840 Wesleyan Chapel built.
1863 Almshouses built by the Misses Baker in memory of their father, Rev. Geo. Baker.
1895 trial-boring at Stutton by the Eastern Counties Coal-boring Association reached a depth of over 1350 feet without discovering coal.
1912 Parish listed as 2294 acres of land, 166 acres of tidal water and 988 acres of foreshore.
1935 Evans Farm land sold to create Lewis Lane
1957 Larksfield Road built. Previously used by the army for a wartime searchlight site.
1965 Cattsfield built.
1973 Alton Watermill dismantled and rebuilt at the Museum of East Anglian Life at Stowmarket.
1976 Alton Water Reservoir under construction.
1977 Stutton Community Hall opened, replacing the wooden Victory Hall from the 1920s.
2004

Oak House opened.

 

 

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