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Here we are presenting statistics for a historical unit, which may have changed its boundaries significantly during the period covered.

Preferred Name:
WIGSTON
Unit Type:
Local Government District
Status:
Urban District
Date created:
1894
Date abolished:
1974
Unit ID:
10136714
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 696.

Alternative names

The following alternative names exist:

Name Status Language Start End Authority
WIGSTON MAGNA Official English   1930 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 696.
WIGSTON Preferred English 1930   F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 696.
WIGSTON MAGNA Alternate English     1931 Census of England and Wales, Table 3, 'Population, Acreage, Private Families and Dwellings'.
E210712 CASWEB identifiers for 1971 Local Govt Districts English    

Unit associations

We know of no associations with other units.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
LEICESTERSHIRE Administrative County 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 696.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
01 Apr 1935 was reduced to enlarge LEICESTER MB/CB Area: 41 acres. Population in 1931: 648.   1931 Census of England and Wales, Table B, 'Areas altered between 26th April, 1931 and 30th June, 1934, showing constitution as at the latter date, in terms of constitution as at the former date, together with particulars of acreage and population'.; M. of H. Order No. 81175. The County of Leicester Review Order, 1935; 1.4.1936 M. of H. Order No. 84292. The County of Leicester Review Order, 1936
01 Apr 1936 was enlarged by gaining part of BLABY RD East Wigston CP & parts of Blaby, Countesthorpe, & Lubbesthorpe CPs Area: 1396 acres. Population in 1931: 164.   1931 Census of England and Wales, Table B, 'Areas altered between 26th April, 1931 and 30th June, 1934, showing constitution as at the latter date, in terms of constitution as at the former date, together with particulars of acreage and population'.; M. of H. Order No. 84292. The County of Leicester Review Order, 1936; 1.4.1935 M. of H. Order No. 81175. The County of Leicester Review Order, 1935
01 Apr 1936 was reduced to enlarge OADBY UD Area: 1 acres. Population in 1931: 0.   1931 Census of England and Wales, Table B, 'Areas altered between 26th April, 1931 and 30th June, 1934, showing constitution as at the latter date, in terms of constitution as at the former date, together with particulars of acreage and population'.; M. of H. Order No. 84292. The County of Leicester Review Order, 1936
01 Apr 1939 was enlarged by gaining part of LEICESTER MB/CB Area: 4 acres.   1951 Census of England and Wales, Table 5, 'Intercensal changes of Boundary (between 30th June, 1934, and 8th April, 1951)', for 'Administrative Areas (excluding Wards)'.; M. of H. Order No. 98241. The County of Leicester and The City and C.B. of Leicester (Alteration of boundaries) Order, 1938
01 Apr 1939 was reduced to enlarge LEICESTER MB/CB Area: 14 acres.   1951 Census of England and Wales, Table 5, 'Intercensal changes of Boundary (between 30th June, 1934, and 8th April, 1951)', for 'Administrative Areas (excluding Wards)'.; M. of H. Order No. 98241. The County of Leicester and The City and C.B. of Leicester (Alteration of boundaries) Order, 1938
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by gaining part of LEICESTER MB/CB Area: 1 acres.   1971 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal changes of Boundary (between 23rd April, 1961, and 25th April, 1971)', for 'AC, LAA, CP, NT'.; The Leicester Order, 1966
01 Apr 1966 was reduced to enlarge LEICESTER MB/CB Area: 9 acres.   1971 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal changes of Boundary (between 23rd April, 1961, and 25th April, 1971)', for 'AC, LAA, CP, NT'.; The Leicester Order, 1966
01 Apr 1969 was reduced to enlarge LEICESTER MB/CB Area: 1 acres.   1971 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal changes of Boundary (between 23rd April, 1961, and 25th April, 1971)', for 'AC, LAA, CP, NT'.; The Leicester (Boundaries) Order, 1969
01 Apr 1969 was enlarged by gaining part of LEICESTER MB/CB Area: 1 acres.   1971 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal changes of Boundary (between 23rd April, 1961, and 25th April, 1971)', for 'AC, LAA, CP, NT'.; The Leicester (Boundaries) Order, 1969

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
ALL SAINTS LG_Ward Parish-level Unit     1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 3, 'Acreage, Population, Private Households and Dwellings', for 'LAA, Wards, CP in RD, Con, NT'.
BASSETT LG_Ward Parish-level Unit     1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 3, 'Acreage, Population, Private Households and Dwellings', for 'LAA, Wards, CP in RD, Con, NT'.
CENTRAL LG_Ward Parish-level Unit     1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 3, 'Acreage, Population, Private Households and Dwellings', for 'LAA, Wards, CP in RD, Con, NT'.
FAIRFIELD LG_Ward Parish-level Unit     1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 3, 'Acreage, Population, Private Households and Dwellings', for 'LAA, Wards, CP in RD, Con, NT'.
ST WOLSTANS LG_Ward Parish-level Unit     1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 3, 'Acreage, Population, Private Households and Dwellings', for 'LAA, Wards, CP in RD, Con, NT'.
WIGSTON MAGNA CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 240.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Wigston UD through time | Census tables with data for the Local Government District, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10136714

Date accessed: 14th November 2018