Great and Little Wigborough

Essex villages on the north side of the Blackwater Estuary
Great Wigborough was also known in earlier times as Muches Wigborough, and for a while was closely connected to Salcott as the Parish of Salcot-Wigborough.

Images - Pictures and Documents


The Wigboroughs

1881 Boundary Map

Carriers and Buses

Shops and Businesses

Church Briefs


Great Wigborough

1905 description of Parish of Great Wigborough

1938 article - History and Romance - Great Wigborough

The Parish Church of St Stephen, Great Wigborough

War Memorial in the Church

The Bells

New tower 1885

Rectors of St Stephens

Married Clergy in the reign of Mary and Elizabeth

Yates family wedding at Great Wigborough November 1941

Salcott Wigborough Chantry

Congregational Chapel

The King's Head, Great Wigborough

The Schools

Abberton Reservoir - what was there before

The Hyde, Great Wigborough

Rectory Cottages, Great Wigborough


Little Wigborough

1831 History & Topography - Wright & Bartlett

A description of the Parish of Little Wigborough

The Parish Church of St Nicholas, Little Wigborough

The School


Events

The earthquake of 1884

Zeppelin L33 in Copt Hall Lane

The Wigboroughs in World War 2


People

John Simson and John Ardley - the Wigborough Martyrs

Bean Family

Bullock Family

Victor Gray of New Hall Farm (audio)

Mazengarbs of Copt Hall Little Wigborough

Harry Ponder 1882 - 1979

Bernard Ratcliffe of Little Wigborough

Jabez and Emma Wenlock


Local Tales

Edward Ponder
Barges, Pole Cats, local names for wild flowers

  Great Wigborough Church
St Stephen's Parish Church, Great Wigborough
 
Kings Head Wigborough
King's Head, Great Wigborough
 
Little Wigborough Church
Little Wigborough after the earthquake
 
Zeppelin L33 Little Wigborough
Zeppelin L33 September 1916
 
Victor Gray and Gay Gordon
Victor Gray and Gay Gordon