Place:Wigland, Cheshire, England

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NameWigland
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates52.9953°N 2.7522°W
Located inCheshire, England
See alsoBroxton (hundred), Cheshire, Englandhundred in which it was once situated
Wrexham Registration District, Denbighshire, Walesregistration district of which it was part 1837-1853
Whitchurch Registration District, Shropshire, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1853-1937
West Cheshire Registration District, Cheshire, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1937-1974
Malpas Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1936
Tarvin Rural, Cheshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1936-1974
Chester City (borough), Cheshire, Englanddistrict in which it was located 1974-2009
Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, Englandunitary authority in which it is located since 2009
Malpas, Cheshire, Englandancient parish in which it was located
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Wigland is a civil parish in the Borough of Cheshire West and Chester and ceremonial county of Cheshire in England. It had a population of 104 according to the UK census of 2001.

Prior to 1866 Wigland was a township in the ancient parish of Malpas in the Broxton Hundred. Its population was 160 in 1801, 203 in 1851, 142 in 1901, and 109 in 1951. It included the hamlet of Higher Wych. (Source:GENUKI)

Research Tips

  • The GENUKI and UKBMD pages on Cheshire and its parishes point to many other sources of information on places within the county. The many small parishes and townships that existed before 1866 are treated individually as well as the larger towns and conurbations.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides a series of maps from the Ordnance Survey illustrating the towns and villages of Cheshire and also the borders between parishes. The following group of maps provide views of the county at various dates, illustrating the changes in administrative structure.
  • Cheshire Archives and Local Studies have organized a facility to compare 19th century maps (including tithe maps circa 1830) with modern Ordnance Survey maps. These are available for every civil parish. The detail is very magnified and it is difficult to read any placenames on the older maps. Cheshire Archives and Local Studies are the local keepers of historical material for the county.
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