Great Wigborough, Essex
Wigborough, Great, a parish in Essex, 6 miles SW of Wivenhoe station on the G.E.R., and 7 SSW of Colchester. It includes part of Tiptree Heath chapelry, and its post town is Peldon, under Colchester; money order and telegraph office, Tolleshunt D'Arcy. Acreage, 2156; population of the civil parish, 270; of the ecclesiastical, with Little Wigborough, 413. The manor belonged at Domesday to Barking Abbey, and passed to St Osyth Priory. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans, with that of Little Wigborough united; joint net value, £400 with residence. The church stands on an eminence, with a commanding view, and is in the Early English and Decorated styles.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Wigborough St. Stephen|
|Poor Law union||Lexden and Winstree|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
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Online maps of Great Wigborough are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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