Sutton Veny - The Meaning of the Words
'Sutton' means south farmstead in relation to Norton Bavant one mile to the north. 'Veny' is either a French family name or descriptive of the village's marshy situation ie. ' in the fens' or as was used many years ago Sutton Fenny.
Historically the area has been used for sheep grazing and arable farming with the latter becoming more dominant in recent centuries.
During the First World War this village and others in the local area were used to billet troops from Australia and the United Kingdom who were training on Salisbury Plain. Sutton Veny has a Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery of considerable note and further details are on this web site.
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