Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for BAGINTON

BAGINTON, a parish in the district and county of Warwick; on the river Sow, 1¾ mile E of the North western railway, and 3 S by E of Coventry. Post Town, Coventry. Acres, 1,667. Real property, £2,977. Pop., 213. Houses, 49. The property is all in one estate. Baginton Hall, the seat of the proprietor, was built by W. Bromley, Speaker of the House of Commons in the time of Queen Anne; and is now held by his descendant. Slight traces exist of a castle of Sir William Bagot, a strong partizan of Richard II.; where the Duke of Hereford, afterwards Henry IV., spent the night prior to his duel with the Duke of Norfolk, in the presence of Richard II., on Gosford Green, as described by Shakspeare. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £350.* Patron, the Rev. W. Bromley The church is good; has a fine bell turret; and contains a brass of Sir W. Bagot and his lady. A school has an endowed income of £228; and other charities £23.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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Feature Description: "a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Baginton CP/AP/Ch       Warwickshire AncC
Place: Baginton

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