Description in 1871:
"SIBSON, or Sibstone, a parish, with two townships and two hamlets, in Market-Bosworth district, Leicester, 4 miles NE of Atherstone r. station. Post town, Atherstone. Acres, 3,817. Real property, £6,056. Pop., 480. Houses, 98. The property is divided among a few. A Roman settlement was at Wellesborough. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £1,150. Patron, Pembroke College, Oxford. The church is ancient but good. There is a national school." John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-1872
Sibson (or Sibstone) is a village, a township and a parish which lies about 106 miles north of London, 4 miles north-east of Atherstone and 4 miles south-west of Market Bosworth. The parish covered about 3,800 acres at its largest (and 2,600 acres in recent decades) and included the hamlets of Wellsborough, Upton and Temple-Hall The River Tweed runs through the parish to join the River Sence.
Wellsborough hamlet is just over a mile north of Sibson village. It contains the Natsopa Memorial Home, a memorial to printers who fell in the Great War, 1914-1918. If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the A444 trunk road north out of Nuneaton or south-east out of Burton on Trent. About a mile south of the B585 crossing (where you'll find the hamlet of Wellsborough) lies Sibson.
Wellsborough was a Roman settlement and is worth a visit.
You can see pictures of Sibson which are provided by: