Carlton Village Profile
Carlton is a small village which lies approximately one mile to the north of the larger market town of Market Bosworth which is without doubt one of the most popular places to live in West Leicestershire. The town is steeped in history and is probably best known for the decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses fought on the 22nd August 1485, when Richard 111 became the last King of England to die on the field of battle. The historic market place, at the centre of the village, is surrounded by interesting speciality shops, cafes and restaurants and hosts a bustling weekly market and a , monthly Farmers Market. Beautiful walks surround the village which also has a large country park and a water park. Carlton itself is clustered around the Parish Church of St Andrew and is typical of a ''ribbon village'' development and now has approximately two hundred villagers. Known to be a very sociable village with it's own Carlton News, there is always a great deal of interest in village properties.
Carlton has a long tradition of farming, in fact the name of the village originally meant the land of ''the free peasants'' and the settlement was talked of in the Domesday Book. Down through the centuries farming was the main trade although the village still has a wheelwrights house and a forge however, these are now very beautifully converted houses.
The Market Place in Market Bosworth
Carlton is located in West Leicestershire approximately seven miles to the north of Hinckley. and one mile to the north of Market BosworthLocation map.
The village uses the facilities at
Bosworth Dental Practice,
Market Bosworth has two toddler groups and a private day nursery. The village of Congerstone, approximately two miles from Carlton also has a pre-school group at the primary school, which is Congerstone Primary School. This school also takes children from 5 -11 years .
Some pupils from Carlton chose to go to
St Peters C.of E, Primary School in Market Bosworth takes children aged 5 -11 years
Market Bosworth High School
A secondary school taking children from the ages of 11 to 14.
Bosworth Community and Sports College in Desford
A senior school Taking children from 14 to 18.
There are a number of independent schools in the area, including
Dixie Grammar School
A co-educational independent school taking children from the ages of 11 to 18.
Dixie Grammar Junior School, is the pre-preparatory department for children aged 4-8years .
Twycross School, a co-educational independent school for children in the prepreparatory school from 4 to 8 years and in the main school from 8 to 18 years.
All of these schools can be found on www.ofsted.gov.uk
Transport to these schools is available from the village.
Carlton makes very good use of the many sporting facilities in the area,
Market Bosworth has a thriving rugby club with junior, colts and senior teams playing in various Midland Leagues
Has six courts three of which are floodlit with a number of teams in the Leicestershire Leagues.
Attractive green in the centre of Market Bosworth
Has a number of junior teams
Basketball Club with two teams playing in the Leicestershire League
Bosworth Hall Health Club
The village is surrounded by many beautiful walksand also
Bosworth Water Park lies to the West of Market Bosworth where there is a fantastic range of sporting activities including sailing, winsurfing, kayaking, fishing and camping.
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park There is a small museum, restaurant and some fantastic walks.
A section of railway line has been reopened by the Shackerstone Railway Society and runs between Shackerstone and Shenton.Periodically there are steam locomotives running.
Carlton has it's own Parish Council
The District council is Hinckley and Bosworth District Council
The County Council is Leicestershire County Council