|Alt names||Wicestan||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 163|
|Wigston-Parva||source: Family History Library Catalog|
|Type||Hamlet, Civil parish|
|Located in||Leicestershire, England|
|See also||Guthlaxton Hundred, Leicestershire, England||hundred in which the parish was included|
|Hinckley Rural, Leicestershire, England||rural district of which it was part 1894-1936|
|Blaby Rural, Leicestershire, England||rural district of which it was part 1936-1974|
|Blaby District, Leicestershire, England||district municipality covering the area since 1974|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
NOTE: Wigston Parva and Little Wigston are two different places in Leicestershire. Little Wigston is in Appleby Magna parish close to Ashby-de-la-Zouch near the northern border of the county.
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Wigston Parva is a hamlet and civil parish since 1974 in the Blaby District of Leicestershire, England. The parish has a population of about 30. Previously it was a chapelry in Claybrooke parish (before 1866), a civil parish in Hinckley Rural District (1894-1936) and in Blaby Rural District (1936-1974).
It is very near the county boundary with Warwickshire. Nearby places include Smockington, and Sharnford. It is adjacent to Hinckley and NOT close to Wigston Magna (now known as Wigston).
A History of Britain through Time provides the following description of Wigston Parva from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "WIGSTON-PARVA, a chapelry in Claybrooke parish, Leicester; 3 miles WNW of Ullesthorpe [railway] station, and 6 NW by W of Lutterworth. Post town: Lutterworth. Real property: £2,154. Population: 75. Houses: 18. The living is annexed to Claybrooke. The church is ancient."
The Ordnance Survey Map of Leicestershire, revised 1944 and provided by A History of Britain through Time' is helpful in locating Wigston Parva (although the parish is very small).
Categories: Leicestershire, England | Wigston Parva, Leicestershire, England | Guthlaxton Hundred, Leicestershire, England | Hinckley Rural, Leicestershire, England | Blaby Rural, Leicestershire, England | Blaby District, Leicestershire, England