Sutton Cheney, Leicestershire
Sutton Cheney, a village, a township, and a chapelry in Market Bosworth parish, Leicestershire, 1½ mile E from Shenton station on the M.R. and L. & N.W.R.. and 2 miles S by E from Market Bosworth, with a post office under Nuneaton; money order and telegraph office, Market Bosworth. Acreage, 1697; population, 239. Redmoor Plain, the site of the battle of Bosworth Field, fought 22 Aug., 1485, is near the village. The manor belongs to the Stewart family. Bricks are made. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £240. The church is a building of stone, chiefly in the Early English style, consisting of a beautiful chancel, nave, S aisle, and a western tower. It has some interesting tombs and monuments. Simpson the mathematician is buried here. There are several almshouses.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Civil parish||Market Bosworth|
|Poor Law union||Market-Bosworth|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Findmypast, in association with the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, have the following parish records online for Sutton Cheney:
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Sutton Cheney from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Sutton-Cheney)
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.
Online maps of Sutton Cheney are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Leicestershire newspapers online: