Description in 1877:
"BARDON, formerly an extra-parochial liberty, is now a civil parish in Sparkenhoe Hundred, Ashby-de-la-Zouch Union, and County Court District, containing in 1871 a population of 59 persons, living in 12 houses, on 1710 acres of land. It occupies the crown and declivities of a bold eminence on the south side of Charnwood Fores, 9 miles N. W. by W. of Leicester, and 8 miles E.S.E. of Ashby-de-la-Zouch. It is bounded on the west by the Leicester and Burton Railway, on which it has a station, and is the property of William Perry Herrick, Esq., of Beaumanor Park who purchased it in 1864."
[White's "History, Gazetteer and Directory of the Counties of Leicester and Rutland." 3rd Edition 1877]