Sutton in Ashfield Town Centre

Idlewells Shopping Centre, Sutton in Ashfield, NG17 1BP

The market town of Sutton in Ashfield is a fantastic place for shopping, leisure, parks, and heritage sites. Head to the Idlewells Shopping Centre for a fun day out where you can visit the popular Idlewells Indoor Market. For those wanting some recreation time, visit Lammas Leisure Centre or for some fresh air and outdoor sports take a trip to Sutton Lawn, part of Mill Waters. Landmarks include the hidden gems of Lindley's Mill and the historic Grade II listed United Reformed Church. There are also plenty of cafés and restaurants in the town centre to suit every taste.

A pedestrianised street with shops in Sutton in Ashfield town centreA pedestrianised street with shops in Sutton in Ashfield town centre
The history
The market town of Sutton in Ashfield appeared in the Domesday Book in 1086 as Sutone, and was first settled in Saxon times. Ton of the word Sutton is a Saxon suffix meaning 'an enclosure or fenced in clearing'. There were many churches in the area that still exist from as early as the 12th century including the Church of St Mary Magdalene, which still has building parts that date from that period. Sutton in Ashfield had a thriving industry in coal mining, and was also known for the hosiery brand of Pretty Polly. 

How to get there:
By car: Exit at junction 28 on the M1 to take the A38 to Sutton in Ashfield.
By train: Sutton Parkway station, Sutton in Ashfield, NG17 5FB (1.2 miles from Idlewells Shopping Centre).
Parking: Find out about places to park in Sutton in Ashfield town centre.

Idlewells Shopping Centre
Lammas Leisure Centre
Sutton in Ashfield Library

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