Parish church of St James
Sutton Cheney shown within Leicestershire
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|Civil parish||Market Bosworth|
|District||Hinckley and Bosworth|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
Sutton Cheney (pronounced // SUT-ən-CHEE-nee) is a village in Leicestershire, England, close to the location of the Battle of Bosworth. The population (including Shenton) of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 538.
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.
The famous eighteenth-century mathematician Thomas Simpson is buried here.
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