SUTTERTON CHURCH

Lincolnshire

Sutterton Church, Lincolnshire

There is some debate as to whether Sutterton or nearby Algarkirk is older or of the same age. A document in 868 mentions churches at both villages, but oddly only Algarkirk is mentioned in the Domesday Book.

Nothing survives any earlier than about 1180 and an awful lot of what stands today is Victorian. For once the Victorians were a little more careful and re-used a lot of the original stone. The architect was Edward Browning from Stamford who managed to preserve a good medieval look to the Church.

Browning preserved the 14th Century spire which was in itself rebuilt around 1787. Two prominent families lived in the area, the Massingberds and the Cranmers who may have contributed to the size of the church.

Photo - Andrew J. Müller

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