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Sutton Cheney, Leicestershire

Historical Description

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.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLeicestershire 
Civil parishMarket Bosworth 
Poor Law unionMarket-Bosworth 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Sutton Cheney from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictHinckley and Bosworth
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtCV13
Post TownNuneaton