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Survey of English Place-Names

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Wigston Corner

Field in the Parish of Oadby

Historical Forms

  • Wigston Corner 1661 Terrier 1697 Terrier 1722 Terrier
  • Wygston forth 1467×84 LTD
  • Wykeston forth 1467×84 LTD
  • Wigston foord 1635 Terrier
  • Wigston hedge 1722 Terrier
  • Wyxton mere 1467×84 LTD
  • Wigston ( e ) Meere 1625 Terrier 1635 Terrier
  • Wigston Meare 1661 Terrier
  • Wigston nooke 1635 Terrier

Etymology

Wigston Corner 1661, 1697, 1722 (v. corner), Wygston forth, Wykeston forth 1467 × 84, Wigston Ford 1635, 1722, Wigston foord 1635 (v. ford), Wigston hedge 1722 (v. hecg; a parish boundary marker), (next) Wigston Meadow 1638, 1708, Wyxton mere 1467 × 84, Wigston (e) Meere 1625, 1635, Wigston Meare 1661 (v. (ge) mǣre), Wigston nooke 1635 (v. nōk) (Wigston Magna parish adjoins to the south - west)