"Wincel's Enclosure"
from the Old English personal name 'Wincel', and the Old English 'wory' meaning an enclosure
Ref: Key to English Place-names - University of Nottingham



Wigglesworth is a village that lies outside the National Park, on the road between Settle and the Forest of Bowland.
It is located 6 miles south of Settle and has a population of approximately 380.
Wigglesworth is mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086) when about 120 acres of it (one caracute) was in the Manor of (Long) Preston, and about 150 acres (ten oxgangs) was in Rathmell. Later the Manor belonged to the monks of Fountains Abbey to whom it had been given by William, son of Godfrey de Neversheim.
The village has an Inn and a thriving Community Centre.
There are 14 listed buildings within the parish, all of which are Grade II.