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Wigginton, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Wigginton, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Tamworth parish, Staffordshire. The village lies 1½ mile N of Tamworth. It has a post office under Tamworth; money order and telegraph office, Tamworth. The township contains also the hamlets of Hopwas, Comberford, Alder Mills and Coton, and Tamworth workhouse. Acreage, 3667; population, 1079. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. Wigginton Park and Comberford Hall are the chief residences. There are paper-mills. The ecclesiastical parish is less extensive than the township, and was constituted in 1855. Population, 596. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; gross value, £110 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Tamworth. The church was rebuilt in 1777, and enlarged in 1830, and again in 1862.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyStaffordshire 
Civil parishTamworth 
HundredOfflow 
Poor Law unionTamworth 

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


Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Archive Service have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Wigginton


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Wigginton from the following:


Maps

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

Hopwas
Hopwas Hays
DistrictLichfield
CountyStaffordshire
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtB79
Post TownTamworth