Wigton Heritage Trail

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Wigton


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  • Description

    By the Wigton Town Team (2015) "Welcome to Wigton, a bustling market town in the heart of the Solway Plain. First inhabited as early as the 7th century, the town’s name is derived from ‘Wicga’s tun’, ‘tun’ being the Old English term for a townsted or village. Wicga is believed to have been an Anglo-Saxon leader who settled here. The town is steeped in heritage, from St Mary’s Church that dates back to medieval times, to the Kings Arms Hotel where authors Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins recovered after a gruelling walk on Carrock Fell in 1857....."
  • Owner

    Wigton Town Team (2015)
  • Source

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  • Further information

    Link: http://www.wigtontown.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Wigton-Heritage-Trail-Booklet.pdf
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year, 10 months ago
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