Open House Festival


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Central Sutton and New Town

Showcasing the people and the places of the borough through double-exposure photography, Public art trail: Portraits of the South is an artist-created trail that’s not to be missed. In the surrounding area, head to nearby St Nicholas Church and Christ Church to see the gothic-style religious architecture of the borough, before heading to Russettings to explore a late-Victorian, well-preserved villa.

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Christ Church


The church is designed in the Gothic style, with a semicircular barrel-vaulted ceiling, a highly carved chancel screen and magnificent stained glass windows, notably the large West window, depicting Christ the King enthroned in heaven.

W. J. T. Newman and W. Jacques , 1888

E H Rabbits (1818-74) was a major contributor to the development of suburban Sutton.This linear walk will look at a number of the buildings he is associated with an other sites on the way to illustrate the Victorian development of Sutton.

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historical house

A double-fronted red brick upper-middle class house, and one of a few Victorian villas to survive in Sutton. The well-preserved interior includes an entrance hall with a mosaic tiled floor, an oak galleried staircase and fireplaces.

Frederick Wheeler, 1899

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St Nicholas Church


Built in the Gothic style with dressed flint and stone dressings. There are monuments to Joseph Glover (1628), Lady Dorothy Brownlow (1699), William Earl Talbot (1782) and Isaac Littlebury (1740). The churchyard has 5 Grade II tombs.

Edwin Nash, 1864

An exhibition exploring the rapid technological changes in transport in the Sutton New Town Area (1870-1911). The Welsh Chapel is part of the Presbyterian Church of Wales - originally built as a Primitive Methodist Chapel in 1879.

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