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Sheepy Magna
Sheepy is located in Leicestershire
Sheepy shown within Leicestershire
Population 1,174 (2011)
OS grid reference SK3201
Civil parish
  • Sheepy
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district CV9
Dialling code 01827
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°36′36″N 1°31′16″W / 52.610°N 1.521°W / 52.610; -1.521Coordinates: 52°36′36″N 1°31′16″W / 52.610°N 1.521°W / 52.610; -1.521

Sheepy is a civil parish in the Borough of Hinckley and Bosworth in Leicestershire, England.[1] It contains the villages of Sheepy Magna, Sheepy Parva, Sibson, Wellsborough, Upton, Pinwall and Cross Hands—a total of 449 homes.[2] At the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 1,192,[3] including Orton on the Hill but falling slightly to 1,174 at the 2011 census.[4]

The parish was created in 1935 from the merger of the four civil parishes of Sheepy Magna, Sheepy Parva, Sibson and Upton.[5]

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.


  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 232 : Nuneaton & Tamworth: (1:25 000) :ISBN 0 319 46404 0
  2. ^ "Sheepy Parish Council". Sheepy Parish Council. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Census 2001: Parish Headcounts: Hinckley and Bosworth". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Vision of Britain website
  • John Nichols, History and Antiquities of Leicestershire, Vol. IV.
  • Sheepy, A Tale of Two Sheep, Vol. XVI.