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 years.www.newboldverdonprimaryschool.co
and finally to
A senior school taking children from 14 to 18.
The area has a number of independent schools including
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. gov.uk
Newbold Verdon has many clubs and leisure facilities including
Market Bosworth has a thriving rugby club with junior, colts and senior teams playing in various Midland Leagues
Has six courts three of which are floodlit with a number of teams in the Leicestershire Leagues.
Attractive green in the centre of Market Bosworth
Has a number of junior teams
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, 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.
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 www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk
The County Council is Leicestershire County Council www.leics.gov
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.