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Little Wigborough

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"WIGBOROUGH (LITTLE), a parish in the hundred of WINSTREE, county of ESSEX, 7 miles (S. by W.) from Colchester, containing 95 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of Exeter, rated in the. king's books at £ 10, and in the patronage of the Governors of the Charter-house, London. The church is dedicated to St. Nicholas. A creek of the Blackwater, termed Mersea channel, bounds the parish on the east, and another, called Verley channel, on the south." [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

  • Little Wigborough was a member of the Lexden Hundred

You can see the administrative areas in which Little Wigborough has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL976151 (Lat/Lon: 51.799623, 0.864361), Little Wigborough which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law