Description in 1877:
"BAGWORTH is a village, township, and chapelry, in Thornton parish, 10 miles W. N. W. of Leicester, on the south side of the Leicester and Burton Railway, on which it has a station. It contains 505 inhabitants and about 2,141 acres of land, forming a picturesque district of hill and dale, watered by several small rivulets, and including the scattered farms of Merry Lees (300 acres), Bagworth Park and Heath, Lindrich, &c. A large colliery, for many years worked by the late Viscount Maynard, now belongs to the Bagworth Colliery Co."
White's "History, Gazetteer and Directory of the Counties of Leicester and Rutland. 3rd Edition 1877"