Sutton Town Centre Historic Area Assessment

By Jack Hanson, Adam Partington, Olivia Morrill

This summary document is based on a Historic Area Assessment carried out as part of the Sutton Heritage Action Zone Initiative. It can be used to:

  • Understand what defines the heritage significance of the Sutton's town centre
  • Identify the architectural and historic interest of the town centre's heritage assets
  • Understand the distinctive historic character and appearance of the centre, and how the legacies of the past continue to contribute to the modern townscape
  • Highlight issues and opportunities for change for the centre's historic environment and heritage assets

This understanding in turn can be used to:

  • Achieve more informed management of Sutton's heritage
  • Assist planners, property owners, developers, heritage specialists, local communities, and others in shaping a sustainable future for the town centre
  • Celebrate the centre's distinctive sense of place which is anchored in centuries of growth, change, and prosperity
  • Capitalise on existing and potential roles that heritage plays in the town centre,
    composed of people, stories, spaces and buildings that can provide long-term
    environmental, social and economic benefits.

You can download the full Historic Area Assessment in the Historic England Research Report Series.

This document was prepared by Locus Consulting on behalf of Historic England and the London Borough of Sutton.


  • Introduction
  • Statement of heritage significance
  • Historic townscape character
  • Condition of the historic built environment
  • Sutton's heritage resources

Additional Information

  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 42


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