Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Wigan. You may be able to find further references to Wigan in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
WIGAN a town, a township, a parish, and a district Imperial

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Wigan.

Place Type of entry Source
ABRAM a chapelry Imperial
Billinge ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
BILLINGE a village, two townships, and a chapelry Imperial
Billinge Chapel End township Bartholomew
Dalton township Bartholomew
DALTON a township Imperial
Goose Green hamlet Bartholomew
GOOSE GREEN a hamlet Imperial
Haigh township and village Bartholomew
Hall Green hamlet Bartholomew
Hindley township Bartholomew
Hindley Green hamlet with railway station Bartholomew
Ince railway station Bartholomew
INCE-IN-MAKERFIELD a township and a chapelry Imperial
Lamberhead Green village Bartholomew
Lowe Green village Bartholomew
Orrell town and township Bartholomew
ORRELL a village and a township Imperial
Pemberton town and township with railway station Bartholomew
Pennington Green village Bartholomew
PENNINGTON-GREEN a village Imperial
Roby Mill hamlet Bartholomew
ROBY-MILL a hamlet Imperial
SCHOLES a ward Imperial
Tontine village Bartholomew
Upholland town Bartholomew
Winstanley township Bartholomew
WINSTANLEY a township Imperial

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Wigan within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Cheshire and Lancashire 6
George Head Liverpool 5
George Head North Lancashire 5
Daniel Defoe Letter 10: Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland 4
William Camden Durham, Lancashire and Westmorland 2
John Wesley 1765-8: Justice for Methodists; Methodist Character; Instructions to Parents 2
Thomas Pennant September 18-23: The Borders and back to Cheshire 2
Robert Gammage Hampshire, Lancashire, and final reflections 1
Thomas Pennant Appendix VIII: Itinerary 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Pemberton 0 2
Goose Green 0 2
Highfield 0 1
Ince in Makerfield 0 3
Orrell 0 2
New Springs 0 1
Winstanley 0 2
Platt Bridge 0 1
Haigh 0 2
Standish 0 2
Bryn 0 1
Tontine 0 2
Shevington 0 2
Aspull 0 2
Pennington Green 0 2
Ashton in Makerfield 0 2
Billinge 0 4
Hindley 0 2
Worthington 1 2
Upholland 1 2