Place:Sutton Cheney, Leicestershire, England

NameSutton Cheney
Alt namesSutonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 163
Sutton-Cheneysource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates52.6°N 1.383°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoSparkenhoe Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Sutton Cheney (pronounced ) is a village in Leicestershire, England, close to the location of the Battle of Bosworth Field.

Sutton Cheney Wharf on the Ashby Canal gives access to the battlefield site. There is a small cafe, operated by 'The Ashby Trip', who specialise in offering narrowboat rides on the canal.

Sutton Cheney itself has two old coaching inns– the Royal Arms and the Hercules. St James' Church dates back to the 14th century. It is believed that Richard III attended Mass here for the last time in 1485 before the Battle of Bosworth Field.

The village's clergyman from 1960 to 1986, the Rev. E. R. Boston, was notable as a traction engine and light railway enthusiast and engineer who constructed the now-dismantled Cadeby Light Railway.

The famous mathematician Thomas Simpson is buried here.

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