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This became known as Southun or Sutton; "ton" meaning townstead to the south of Tamworth, the capital of Mercia. "Coldfield" denotes an area of land on the side of hill, that is exposed to the weather.

It may also denote a place where charcoal burning took place.

Sutone, as the manor became known, was held by Edwin, Earl of Mercia during the reign of Edward the Confessor.

Upon the death of Edwin in 1071, the manor and the rest of Mercia passed into the possession of the Crown, then ruled by William the Conqueror, resulting in Sutton Chase becoming a Royal Forest.

Amongst the finds in the area were flint cores and a flint scraper, which had been retouched with a knife.

Pottery recovered from this site was dated to the 2nd and 3rd century, indicating the presence of a Roman farmstead.

Additionally, evidence for a Bronze Age burial mound was discovered, one of only two in Birmingham with the other being located in Kingstanding.

Excavations also uncovered the presence of an Iron Age settlement, dating to around 400 and 100 BC, Near to Langley Mill Farm is Fox Hollies, where archaeological surveys have uncovered flints dating from the New Stone Age.

In 1397, Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick, was punished by King Richard II for being a member of the Lords Appellant.

All his possessions were confiscated, including the land at Sutton which was transferred to Thomas Holland, 3rd Earl of Kent.

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