"BAGINTON, a parish in the Kenilworth division of the hundred of Knightlow, in the county of Warwick, 3 miles to the S. of Coventry, its post town. It lies between the rivers Avon and Sow, and was the site of a castle founded at a remote period by the Bagots. At this castle, in 1397, the Duke of Hereford (afterwards Henry IV.), was entertained the night previous to his famous meeting with the Duke of Norfolk, on Gosford Green, near Coventry, when the arbitration of sword and lance, which was to have ended their "settled hate", was prohibited by the king, who sentenced the rivals to exile."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]