Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Sutton Courtenay and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

The Village Of Fond Childhood Memories (1955 )

I would have been three years old back then, living, as we did, at 77 High Street with my grandparents (the Dentons). Harry (my grandfather) used to keep bees and was regularly praised for his beautiful floral front garden. I, my brother (Desmond) and our parents later moved to Frilsham ...Read full memory

George Orwell

George Orwell (real name Eric Blair), who was the author of '1984' and 'Animal Farm', is buried in All Saints' churchyard.

Sutton Courtenay, High Street C1955

When my family moved to Sutton Courtenay in the 1960s this was the only shop left in the old part of the village. It was a fabulous place with big glass jars of sweets behind the counter, I used to visit here as soon as I received my pocket money! It was run by the Mussells, I think (pronounced ...Read full memory

A memory of Sutton Courtenay by Sean K