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Wigston Parva, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Wigston Parva, a small parish and a chapelry in Leicestershire, 3 miles WNW of Ullesthorpe station on the Leicester and Rugby branch of the M.R., and 6½ NW by W of Lutterworth. Post town, Hinckley; money order office, Burbage; telegraph office, Hinckley. Acreage, 387; population, 47. The living is annexed to Claybrooke. The church is a small edifice of stone of the Norman period.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLeicestershire 
Civil parishClaybrooke 
Poor Law unionLutterworth 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Wigston Parva from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE10
Post TownHinckley