Bardon  Leicestershire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bardon like this:

BARDON, an extra-parochial tract in Loughborough district, Leicester; on the Leicester and Burton railway, 10 miles by road and 14½ by railway, NW of Leicester. It has a station on the railway; and contains the Birch-Tree hotel, Bardon Park mansion, and an Independent chapel. Acres, 1, 710. ...

Pop., 63. Houses, 13. Bardon Hill here is a peak of the Carnwood Forest range, has an altitude of 853 feet, and commands a panoramic view, said to include about one-fourth of England.Drayton sings of the dryads, "On Sharpley that were seen and Cadman's ancient rocks, Against the rising sun to braid their silver locks, And with the harmless elves on heathy Bardon's height, By Cynthia's golden beams to play there night by night."

Bardon through time

Bardon is now part of North West Leicestershire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North West Leicestershire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bardon itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bardon in North West Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th October 2021

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