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Great Wigborough

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"WIGBOROUGH (GREAT), a parish in the hundred of WINSTREE, county of ESSEX, 6 miles (S. S.W.) from Colchester, containing 410 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £18.17. 6., and in the patronage of Henry Bewes, Esq. The church, dedicated to St. Stephen, is situated on a considerable eminence, and is visible at a great distance. The parish is bounded on the south by a creek of the Blackwater river, called Verley; it was formerly of much greater importance, as is evident from several green lanes still retaining the name of streets. A quantity of ancient coins, enclosed in an earthen jar, was discovered in the marshes, about forty years ago. There were formerly salt-works in the neighbourhood, whence the place has been called Salcot-Wigborough." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]
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Census

  • Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911, which includes most copies held at the ERO, Wharf Rd, Chelmsford. More information on other ways to view these census returns on the Essex
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Church History

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Great Wigborough was a member of the Winstree Hundred

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL964151 (Lat/Lon: 51.800045, 0.846981), Great Wigborough which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law