Place:Wigston Parva, Leicestershire, England

NameWigston Parva
Alt namesWicestansource: Domesday Book (1985) p 163
Wigston-Parvasource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeHamlet, Civil parish
Coordinates52.5°N 1.317°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoGuthlaxton Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Hinckley Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1936
Blaby Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1936-1974
Blaby District, Leicestershire, Englanddistrict 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."

Research Tips

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).