- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Wyck (Wick) Rissington is a village and parish in the picturesque Cotswold hills of Gloucestershire, England. The village is located 1.5 miles north-east of Bourton-on-the-Water. Since 1974 it has been part of the Cotswold District of Gloucestershire.
The name 'Wyck Rissington' translates from the Saxon as "A building of special significance on a hill covered with brushwood". Wyck is one of four Rissington villages along with Great, Little and Upper Rissington.
Stow-on-the-Wold (1837 - 1937)
North Cotswold (1937 - 2006)
Gloucestershire (2006 - )
Online sources which may also be helpful:
- Wick Rissington from A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 6/Slaughter hundred in the Victoria County History series provided by the website British History Online
- GENUKI gives pointers to other archive sources as well as providing some details on each parish in the county. The emphasis here is on ecclesiastical parishes (useful before 1837)
- A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 and tables of the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Respect the copyright on this material.
- The FamilySearch Wiki for Gloucestershire provides a similar but not identical series of webpages to that provided by GENUKI
- A Vision of Britain through Time has a group of pages of statistical facts for almost every parish in the county