Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

Place Type of entry Source
Wigton market town, parish and township, with railway station Bartholomew

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

Place Type of entry Source
Kirkthwaite hamlet Bartholomew
KIRKTHWAITE a hamlet Imperial
Oulton township and village Bartholomew
OULTON a township, with a village Imperial
Waverton township Bartholomew
WAVERTON a township Imperial
Woodside Quarter township Bartholomew
WOODSIDE-QUARTER 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 Wigton 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.
William Camden Cumberland 2
John Wesley 1757-9: "I do Indeed Live by Preaching"; Advice to Travelers; French Prisoners 1
John Wesley 1774-6: Wesley Arrested; A Terrible Ride; A Methodist Isaac Newton; the American War 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
Woodside 0 2
Old Carlisle 0 2
Waverton 0 2
Oulton 0 2
Westward 0 2
Dundraw 0 2
Crofton 0 2
Aikton 0 2
Woodside 0 2
Blencogo 0 2
Wiggonby 0 2
Bolton 0 5
Brocklebank 0 2
Crookdale 0 2
Thursby 0 2
Rosley 0 2
Kirkbride 0 2
Allhallows 0 2
Kirkbampton 0 4
Holme Abbey 0 4