Dadlington is a pretty village centred on a large village green. It has all the advantages of a small village community yet is within easy reach of the Stoke Golding where there are an excellent range of facilities.
For a small rural village Dadlington has had rather an interesting history, as it was one of the nearest villages to the Battlefield of Bosworth where, in 1485, Richard III became the last King of England to die on the field of battle.
In 1511 the wardens of St. James' chapel at Dadlington petitioned King Henry VIII for a chantry foundation in memory of those who fell at theBattle of Bosworth. A 'Letter of Confraternity' was published and the chantry was established in a minimal form but dissolved in 1547 underEdward VI with the general abolition of such foundations. In 1985, the quincentenary year of the battle, Dadlington (through the publications of Dr. Colin Richmond and, subsequently, Dr. Peter Foss) became the centre of a controversy over the battle's location, which has now resulted in a major reassessment of the battle site and scenario currently being undertaken by Leicestershire County Council.
The village lies approximately three miles from the bustlng town of Hinckley and three miles from the very pretty market town of Market Bosworth. It is well placed for the major motorway network and also the train stations at Nuneaton or Leicester.
A well established playgroup, the Robin Hood Playgroup has been in the village since 1984.
St Margaret's Church of England Aided Primary School, High Street, Stoke Golding
5 - 11 years
St Martin's Catholic School, Stoke Golding for 11 -14 years
John Cleveland College, Hinckley for 14 - 19 years
The area also has a good range of independent schools with the nearest being
Dixie Grammar School in Market Bosworth
A private school taking children from the ages of 11 to 18.
Dixie Grammar Junior School at Wellesborough for children 4 to 11 years
Ofsted Reports are available on all the above at www.ofsted.gov.uk
There is a doctors surgery in the village in Pine Close.
There are several Dental practices within a five mile radius including those in Market Bosworth and Hinckley
There are four churches in the village,
St. Margaret of Antioch, Church of England Parish Church in High Street
The Methodist Church in Main Street
The Zion Baptist Church in High Street
The Roman Catholic Church is based at St. Martins Convent Chapel where Mass is sung every Tuesday and Sunday
The village is visited by the Mobile Library and there is a wellstocked library available in Hinckley.
SPORTS AND LEISURE FACILITIES
Sports and interest groups abound in and around the village, including a Heritage Group, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers, Badminton, a Youth Club, Line Dancing, Indoor Bowls, Good Companions, the Allotment Society, a Cricket Club, Keep Fit, Tai Chi, a Craft Group, The WI, a football team, a bellringing group and last but not least, a Yoga Group.
Contact details for many of these clubs can be found on the villages own excellent web site.
There are gym facilties at Spindles at Bosworth Hall Hotel in nearby Market Bosworth and also a swimming pool and leisure centre in Hinckley
The village has three public houses one of which has a Chinese restaurant and the surrounding area has many pubs, restaurants and hotels.