Wigton Parish

  • Description

    "Market town in Wigton parish, Cumberland ward, Cumberland. Township of Wigton combined with Woodside Quarter to form Wigton-cum-Woodside CP 1887, which was then re-divided into separate administrative units 1894, Wigton UD (from 1934 CP) forming an island ringed by Woodside CP....Wigton was caput of barony of Wigton, said to have been granted by lord of Allerdale in 12th century to Odard de Logis, from whom it descended to John de Wigton. After death of his daughter Margaret de Wigton 1349, barony passed to Thomas de Lucy, lord of Allerdale..."
  • Owner

    Cumbria County History Trust
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Link: https://www.cumbriacountyhistory.org.uk/township/wigton
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 3 months ago
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