Description in 1871:
"SEAGRAVE, a parish, with a village, in Barrow-upon-Soar district, Leicester; 2 miles N N E of Sileby r.station, and 6 S E by E of Loughborough. It has a post-office under Loughborough. Acres, 2,470. Real property, £3,422. Pop., 443. Houses, 96. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £404. Patron, Queen's College, Cambridge. The church was restored in 1858. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel and some charities. Burton, the author of the "Anatomy of Melancholy," was rector."
[John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72]