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1677 Dr Robert Thoroton
1790 John Throsby - Notts
1838 Dr S T Hall - Sutton
1871 Ref Midland Gazette
1873 Rev Charles Bellairs
1907 Luther Lindley S-in-A
1907 L Lindley - Huthwaite
1948 GG Bonser - Sutton
1978 W Clay-Dove - Sutton
1989 #1 William Clay-Dove
1989 #2 William Clay-Dove
1999 Councillor David Ayres
Photos by Ernald H. Lakin

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Rev Charles Bellairs

History of TravelIn order to present a full historic reference library of all known dated publications, I feel obliged to acknowledge the so far unread works of this esteemed gentleman.


There's no denying that Charles was a very influential figure among the older parish. As a Vicar of Sutton, Reverend Bellairs will undoubtedly gain mention elsewhere through his work from St. Mary Magdalene Church. He certainly proves instrumental in building the first Hucknall-under-Huthwaite National Church School, where he locally officiated licenced services. That's only one known subject which he could offer details. But could his book published by T W Clarke, Mansfield, really broaden knowledge?

1873 - History of Sutton-in-Ashfield, Fulwood and Hucknall-under-Huthwaite, in the County of Nottingham, Diocese of Lincoln, Arch Deaconry and Rural Deanery of Nottingham

Just keeping to the subject area of Huthwaite without some background mention to Sutton-in-Ashfield ties is nigh impossible. Intrigued if contents include matters beyond church affairs, there's little chance judging by excessively long descriptive title for such a small book published in year 1873. To find authors guided by God is not hard. There's plenty more publications capable of naming influential Sutton parish clergy or detailing their symbolic structures before and after. They left an admirable historic church. Rather modest if compared to vast number readily sighted in almost every town. And Huthwaite later claimed its own parish.

Saint Mary Magdalene
Artist: Joseph Seddon-Tyrer 1868 - Saint Mary Magdalene Church, Lammas Road, Sutton


08 Aug 14     by Gary Elliott       Updated 08 Aug 14