Wigglesworth
"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, a B&B (Cowper Cottage) and a thriving Community Centre.

There are 14 listed buildings within the parish, all of which are Grade II.

 

More information

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www.wigglesworth.org.uk


In and Around Wigglesworth

Cowper Cottage - Bed & Breakfast
Beautifully positioned in the small village of Wigglesworth, just 6 miles from Settle, 5 miles from Gisburn Forest and with lovely views of Upper Ribblesdale ....
Peaks and Pods -  Luxury Camping Pods
Get cosy in a well-equipped cedar-clad pod, with ensuite facilities or private bathroom. Relax in your own private outdoor space with fire bowl for cooking and gathering round. You can even enjoy a  ....
Bowland Fell - Holiday Park with Lodges, Caravans, Apartments
Bowland Fell is a quiet holiday park in a stunning countryside setting. On-park there’s something for everyone including the 17th century Crowtrees Inn, restaurant, heated indoor pool, farm shop ...
Forest of Bowland - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
The Forest of Bowland - an area of outstanding natural beauty - lies very close to the Settle area and is a fantastic place to explore. Bowland is essentially upland country forming  ...
Long Preston Flood Plain
The Long Preston Flood Plain is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) providing habitats for many specialist species of flora and fauna ...