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Sutton Cheney Village Profile

 


 

GENERAL

Sutton Cheney is one of the areas most highly regarded villages. Much of the village is still in the ownership of one family and therefore properties don't often come onto the market. It lies in some of West Leicestershires prettiest countryside and there are some fantastic walks. The Battlefield Centre is just outside the village and Shenton Station serving the Battlefield Railway line is close by. There is also a canal wharf on the edge of the village with some lovely walks along the canal towpaths. There is a fantastic community and most importantly there are two pubs in the village!!

Sutton Cheney is close to the historic town of Market Bosworth where there are a fantastic range of facilities

HISTORY

Sutton Cheney has an interesting history. Richard III is reputed to have prayed in the Church the night before the Battle of Bosworth. The village church still hosts a Richard III memorial service in August each year. It was thought that the Battle of Bosworth was fought on the edge of the village where the Battlefield Centre is now located. However, recent investigations suggest the main battle raged a few miles to the West.

EVENTS

Market Bosworth Festival A series of cultural events including classical concerts, an open art exhibition and outdoor pop concert take place in June each year, However, the organising committee are now extending this to include various events throughout the year.

Market Bosworth Show A small agricultural and country show which is held in July has been

part of the town's calendar for over a hundred years

SCHOOLS
Market Bosworth High School
A secondary school taking children from the ages of 11 to 14.

Ofsted results

Bosworth Community and Sports College

A senior school Taking children from 14 to 18.

Ofsted Results

St Peters School
Primary school taking children from the age of 5 to 11.

Ofsted Results

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 4-11 years .

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

NURSERIES

The Pippins Nursery School

The Pippins Nursery School is located within the Dixie Grammar Junior School and takes children from their third birthday to school age.

Inspection Report

Market Bosworth Day Nursery

Market Bosworth Day Nursery takes children from birth to the age of 5. There are holiday clubs and after school care.

Ofsted

SPORTS CLUBS

Market Bosworth Rugby Football Club

Market Bosworth has a thriving rugby club with junior, colts and senior teams playing in various Midland Leagues

Market Bosworth Tennis Club

Has six courts three of which are floodlit with a number of teams in the Leicestershire Leagues.

Market Bosworth Bowls Club

Attractive green in the centre of Market Bosworth

Market Bosworth Football Club

Has a number of junior teams

The Bosworth Blazers

Basketball Club with two teams playing in the Leicestershire League

Bosworth Hall Health Club

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Bosworth Water Park

Bosworth Water Park lies to the West of Market Bosworth where there is a fantastic range of sporting activities including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, fishing and camping.

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park There is a small museum, restaurant and some fantastic walks.

Battlefield Railway

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.

HEALTHCARE

Market Bosworth Surgery.

Bosworth Dental Practice

LOCAL AUTHORITES

Sutton Cheney Parish Council

Hinckley and Bosworth District Council

Leicestershire County Council

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