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Newbold Verdon Village Profile



Newbold Verdon is situated about ten miles to the west of Leicester and only three miles from the bustling town of Market Bosworth.

The village was mentioned in the Domesday Book as Niwebold and it didn't acquire it's full name until 1226 when one Nicholas de Verdon  took ownership of the manor. An outbreak of cholera put the village into quarantine in 1428 but the village soon recovered and continued as a sleepy agricultural spot until the 1950's with the expansion of coal mining in the area. When this industry ceased in 1984, Newbold Verdon became a commuter village. The parish also includes Newbold Heath to the north and Brascote to the south.


Newbold Verdon has a doctors practice in St Georges Close, Newbold Verdon, LE9 9PZ

There are dental practice in Desford, Barlestone and Market Bosworth


Locally there are a number of playgroups and nurseries, including those in Desford which is about one and a half miles away.

The primary school is Newbold Verdon Primary School in Dragon Lane for children aged between 5 and 11

The children then move on to
Market Bosworth High School www.mktboshs.leics.sch
A secondary school taking children from the ages of 11 to 14.

and finally to

Bosworth Community and Sports College in Desford www.boscol.leics.sch

A senior school taking children from 14 to 18.

The area has a number of independent schools including

Dixie Grammar School in Market Bosworth
A co-educational independent school taking children from the ages of 11 to 18.

Dixie Grammar Junior School, is the pre-preparatory department for children aged 4-8years .

Twycross School, a co-educational independent school for children in the prepreparatory school from 4 to 8 years and in the main school from 8 to 18 years.

Ofsted reports are available on these schools www.ofsted.

Newbold Verdon has many clubs and leisure facilities including

Market Bosworth Rugby Football Club

Market Bosworth has a thriving rugby club with junior, colts and senior teams playing in various Midland Leagues

Market Bosworth Tennis Club

Has six courts three of which are floodlit with a number of teams in the Leicestershire Leagues.

Market Bosworth Bowls Club

Attractive green in the centre of Market Bosworth

Market Bosworth Football Club

Has a number of junior teams

The Bosworth Blazers

Basketball Club with two teams playing in the Leicestershire League


The village is very close to Mallory Racetrack which features motor cycle sports on a number of weekends throughout the year

Bosworth Water Park

Bosworth Water Park, where there is a fantastic range of sporting activities including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, fishing and camping.

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park There is a small museum, restaurant and some fantastic walks.

Battlefield Railway

A section of railway line has been reopened by the Shackerstone Railway Society and runs between Shackerstone and Shenton.Periodically there are steam locomotives running.

There are private gym and healthclub facilities at Bosworth Hall Hotel


Newbold Verdon has it's own Parish Council

The District Council is Hinckley and Bosworth District Council

The County Council is Leicestershire County Council

The area is very well served by restaurants, and some particularly good ones can be found in Market Bosworth, including Softleys and The Black Horse which are both English cuisine whilst Simla Peppers and the Cinnamon Tree at Nailstone are both Indian Fusion. Bosworth Hall Hotel is the largest local hotel but the area, which attracts tourists all year around has some extremely good B and B's, including Sunshine Cottage in Newbold Verdon.


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