A brief history of Sutton Waldron

Edward the MartyrEdward the MartyrThe population at Domesday was 120, in 1811 there were 218 people living in the village and by the time the granary was built in 1856, there were around 257.

On two occasions this quiet little village has glimpsed events of national importance. The first was in AD980, when the funeral cortege of Edward the Martyr (murdered two years previously at Corfe Castle) passed through on its way from Wareham to Shaftesbury. The second was in 1645, when Cromwell led his cavalry through Sutton on his march from Shaftesbury to Shroton to attack Hambledon Hill.

But what might life have been like for our builder(s), W.E., in 1856?