Sheepy shown within Leicestershire
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Sheepy is a civil parish in the Borough of Hinckley and Bosworth in Leicestershire, England. It contains the villages of Sheepy Magna, Sheepy Parva, Sibson, Wellsborough, Upton, Pinwall and Cross Hands—a total of 449 homes. At the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 1,192.
During the English Civil War Sheepy provided free quarter and horses to troops from the parliamentary garrisons from north Warwickshire. In June 1646, Gregory Kent, the parish clerk, submitted a claim for losses to the Warwickshire County Committee, including claims for free quarter for about a hundred horses and men under the command of Captain Flower and Captain Ottway of the Coventry garrison. Mr Burbidge, and Captain Turton were charged with taking a mare worth £6.13.4. The offender was probably Richard Burbidge, garrison quartermaster at Edgbaston Hall under Colonel Tinker Fox. At the siege of Tamworth, soldiers under the command of Captain Castleton apparently made off with valuable horses belonging to Thomas Owen, John Thurman, John Vincent, John Toon and Mr Kent, the town clerk.
- OS Explorer Map 232 : Nuneaton & Tamworth: (1:25 000) :ISBN 0 319 46404 0
- "Sheepy Parish Council". Sheepy Parish Council. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
- "Census 2001: Parish Headcounts: Hinckley and Bosworth". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
- John Nichols, History and Antiquities of Leicestershire, Vol. IV.
- Sheepy, A Tale of Two Sheep, Vol. XVI.
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