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Sutton on Sea, Brick Kiln
Sutton on Sea, Brick Kiln
Sutton on Sea, Brick Kiln

Sutton On Sea Brick Kiln, (TF 504 808), is very similar to the kilns at Baumber and Farlesthorpe except for the absence of lean-to firing sheds.

(These lightweight structures have been removed in this kiln, though their bases remain.)

Bricks were produced here from about 1860 until the 1930s. This reflects the growth of Sutton as a seaside resort over this period, especially after the railway arrived.

Ken Redmore, 2006

Sutton On Sea, brick kiln,
Sutton on Sea, Foreshore Shelters
Sutton on Sea, Foreshore Shelters
Sutton on Sea, Foreshore Shelters

Sutton on Sea (originally Sutton le Marsh) was a popular bathing place, with accommodation for visitors, as early as the eighteenth century.

Despite the large increase in trippers brought by the tramway from Alford and the train via the Willoughby-Mablethorpe loop, Sutton remained relatively quiet.

Shelters, like these modern concrete shells near the sea front, allow visitors to sit quietly and enjoy the sea air.

Sutton On Sea, foreshore shelters
Sutton on Sea, North Sands
Sutton on Sea, North Sands
Sutton on Sea, North Sands

The principal attraction of Sutton-on-Sea has always been its clean and spacious sands. This postcard, posted in the 1920s, shows the North Sands

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Sutton On Sea, north sands, Kingway
Sutton on Sea, Beach
Sutton on Sea, Beach
Sutton on Sea, Beach

Sutton on Sea is often considered the ‘posh’ neighbour of Mablethorpe but for years the two resorts competed for the holiday trade on equal terms.

The rail service brought thousands of day trippers and weekly boarders. The attractions of Sutton were simple: bracing air, clean sandy beaches and simple entertainments.

undated postcard

Sutton On Sea, beach
Sutton on Sea, Promenade
Sutton on Sea, Promenade
Sutton on Sea, Promenade

The core of Sutton on Sea: a bathing beach and a short promenade.

There was little or no entertainment laid on for the Edwardians at the time of this photograph.

undated postcard

Sutton On Sea, promenade
Sutton on Sea, Trusthorpe Road
Sutton on Sea, Trusthorpe Road
Sutton on Sea, Trusthorpe Road

This quiet and undistinguished street is now the relatively busy A52 which links Skegness and the small seaside places through to Mablethorpe.

The modest villas lining the road were built between 1890 and 1920.

undated postcard

Sutton On Sea, Trusthorpe road