The parish has one of the smallest populations in the District, although at the time of the Domesday Book, it had a flourishing village with its own market and fair. Sutton extends between the River Roach and the neighbouring Borough of Southend-on-Sea, and includes the hamlet of Shopland. Sutton is bordered by busy industrial estates on its western and southern borders but has a rural character with large expanses of farmland.

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A medieval coffin lid and brass dated 1371 lies in All Saints Church. The brass depicts Sir Thomas Stapel (Sergeant at Arms to Edward III) in armour such as he would have worn at the Battle of Crecy.