Carlton is a small village which lies approximately one mile to the north of the larger market town of Market Bosworth which is without doubt one of the most popular places to live in West Leicestershire. The town is steeped in history and is probably best known for the decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses fought on the 22nd August 1485, when Richard 111 became the last King of England to die on the field of battle. The historic market place, at the centre of the village, is surrounded by interesting speciality shops, cafes and restaurants and hosts a bustling weekly market and a , monthly Farmers Market. Beautiful walks surround the village which also has a large country park and a water park. Carlton itself is clustered around the Parish Church of St Andrew and is typical of a ''ribbon village'' development and now has approximately two hundred villagers. Known to be a very sociable village with it's own Carlton News, there is always a great deal of interest in village properties.
Carlton has a long tradition of farming, in fact the name of the village originally meant the land of ''the free peasants'' and the settlement was talked of in the Domesday Book. Down through the centuries farming was the main trade although the village still has a wheelwrights house and a forge however, these are now very beautifully converted houses.
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