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Wiggonlee Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Alderwasley

Historical Forms

  • Wyggeleg' 1255 Ipm
  • Wiggeley 1372 DuLa
  • Wygleyclyf 1385 ib
  • Wygleycliff 1415 DuLaMB
  • Wegenl(e)y Greene 1636 DuLaSC


Wiggonlee Fm, Wyggeleg '1255 Ipm, Wiggeley 1372DuLa , Wygleyclyf 1385 ib, Wygleycliff 1415DuLaMB , Wegenl (e )y Greene 1636DuLaSC .Apparently 'Wicga's clearing', v. lēah ; cf. Wigley supra 222 and for the same pers.n. Wigwell Grange supra 415, situated some two miles north-west.