A Leicestershire village with royal connections
Explore the local history of Dadlington, a village in the south west of Leicestershire, close to the town of Hinckley. 
Discover the village's close connections with the Battle of Bosworth and Richard III.
Search the records, read stories about events of the past and examine photographs.
  1. History
    A brief history of the village from earliest times, including references to the Battle of Bosworth and Richard III.
  2. Records
    This page contains various records relating to Dadlington, such as baptisms, marriages and burials at St James'.
  3. Stories & Articles
    A collection of articles and stories about the village and the surrounding area.
  4. Photographs
    Photographs of Dadlington in times gone by.


I would like to thank all those people who have provided me with the information contained on these web pages, especially local historians Denis Cash and Charles H Frisby.
Historic photographs are from the collection of Gordon Webster, by kind permission of his executor.
Rev Chris Gash, for transcribing the Parish Registers.
Anne Bull, for her memories of the Village Hall, photographs and other artefacts.
Primary sources include 'Notes for a History of Dadlington' (1942) by William T Hall M.B.E.,
Dadlington and the Battle of Bosworth - 1485' website by Tim Parry. 
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