Wigginton, North Yorkshire


Wigginton, North Yorkshire

infobox UK place
country = England
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latitude = 54.02151
longitude = -1.09798
official_name = Wigginton
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unitary_england= City of York
lieutenancy_england = North Yorkshire
region = Yorkshire and the Humber
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os_grid_reference = SE591587

Wigginton is a village and civil parish four miles north of York, North Yorkshire, England. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 3,714. Prior to 1996 it had been part of the Ryedale district.Wigginton expanded rapidly from its agricultural origins from the 1960s and has now become a commuter village for York. Within the parish there is an Anglican church, a Methodist church, a primary school and three public houses (The Black Horse, Cottage Inn and the Jacobean). The border between Wigginton and the neighbouring town of Haxby is largely indistinguishable and the two settlements share a cemetery, Methodist and Catholic churches, doctors' surgery, shops (at Haxby) and a secondary school (Joseph Rowntree School at New Earswick). Since 2003 Haxby and Wigginton have formed a single ward on the City of York Council.

The present parish church, dedicated to St Nicholas and St Mary, was constructed in 1860, the previous church having been demolished in 1859. It cost £700 and is built on an ancient Saxon site. the church is soon to be renamed St. Nicholas to avoid confusion with the parish church of Haxby.

References

* North Yorkshire Federations of Women's Institutes. "The North Yorkshire Village Book". Countryside Books, Newbury, 1991. ISBN 1-85306-137-9

External links

* [http://www.genuki.org.uk:8080/big/eng/YKS/NRY/Wigginton/ GenUKi entry on Wigginton] .
* [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/place_page.jsp?p_id=14467 Vision of Britain entry on Wigginton] .


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