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Fenny Drayton

Fenny Drayton

Church Lane, Fenny Drayton
Fenny Drayton is located in Leicestershire
Fenny Drayton
 Fenny Drayton shown within Leicestershire
District Hinckley and Bosworth
Shire county Leicestershire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NUNEATON
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places

Fenny Drayton (formerly Drayton-in-the-Clay) is a village in Leicestershire, England, in the district of Hinckley and Bosworth.[1] It is near to the county border of Warwickshire and has a Coventry (Warwickshire) postcode. The village is just off the A444 road, an old Roman road, north of Nuneaton close to its crossroads with the A5 (the Roman road called Watling Street). The hamlet is also crossed by another Roman road, and is found at the end of the scenic country lane of the Fenn Lanes. It is four miles from the village of Stoke Golding, where King Henry VII was crowned immediately after the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. The reinterment of King Richard III mortal remains on 21 March 2015 started along the Fenn Lanes near to the village of Fenny Drayton.


  • Education 1
  • Church 2
  • Centre of England 3
  • Notable residents 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Primary school children mostly attend either St Margaret's Church of England Primary School in Stoke Golding, or the internationally awarded Dixie Grammar School in nearby Market Bosworth village.


The hamlet church of St Michael and All Angels', Church of England, in the

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External links

  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 232 : Nuneaton & Tamworth: (1:25 000) :ISBN 0 319 46404 0
  2. ^ Haran, Brady (22 October 2002). "A tale of two centres". BBC News. 
  3. ^ Nigel Smith: Introduction. In: (George Fox: The Journal, p. 3) (London: Penguin Books, 1998), p. x. "My father's name was Christopher Fox; he was by profession a weaver, an honest man; and there was a seed of God in him. The neighbours called him Righteous Christer".


  • Coton in the Elms, Derbyshire, 24 kilometres (15 mi) north, 'furthest point from the sea' in Great Britain.

See also

  • Religious Society of Friends, was born in Drayton-on-the-Clay in July 1624. His father, Christopher, was a weaver and churchwarden.[3]
George Fox memorial

Notable residents

In 2002, the Ordnance Survey defined Lindley Hall Farm (that is located on the outskirts of the Village) as the geographical centre of England.[2] ()Co-ordinates are N 52'33'42.942 by W 1'27'53.474 Grid Reference SP36373.66 96143.05

Centre of England
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