Sights & Sounds

Descriptions of Wing from a variety of gazetteers, photos of Wing, a lexicon of local words, the odd map – these will all help to evoke the sights and sounds of Wing for you.

Some maps and their keys are particularly important in the understanding of land ownership and tenancy in Wing. The transcriptions below are on this website, the information on the maps like property boundaries are going to be mapped by me onto an open-source modern map (as far as possible) and will appear on the website in due course. I’d love to have more maps of Wing online for you, but unfortunately there are copyright restrictions on just about every one I can lay my hands on. I’ve linked to maps available elsewhere, and included maps I have offline.

Gazetteers

A NOTE ON ADMINISTRATIVE BOUNDARIES From 1837 to 1935, Wing fell into the Wing sub-district of the Leighton Buzzard registration district in the Bedfordshire registration county. In 1935 it transferred to the Aylesbury registration district in the Buckinghamshire registration county. These registration districts formed the groupings for civil registration of births, deaths and marriages, and …

Old Place Names

Earlier versions of this list appeared on previous incarnations of the modern-day Wing village website and is reproduced here by permission of the former webmaster. How about Wing itself and its hamlets? Prior to the 15th century Wing was recorded as Weowungum, Witehunge, Wienge, Wengia, Wungia, Wongia, Wiungua, Wenghe, Wenge, Weyng(e), Guionga, Wyeng(e) or Wyng(g)(e). …

Enclosure Map 1798

The enclosure map itself will appear on this website in due course. Plan of the new inclosed land in the parish of Wing in the County of Bucks as divided and allotted by the Commissioners on the Inclosure of the said Parish, together with the several Homesteads and Old Inclosures in and about the Village …

Tour of Modern-Day Wing

These photos were taken during a trip to the UK in July 2005 – my first visit to Wing! Unfortunately it was raining, but it was still exciting to see the village. This building was the almshouses, a block of 8 homes that you might have seen in mentioned in the census records of the …

Wing As It Was books

Would you like to see a photo of your ancestor? The following Wing residents appear in the two volumes of the book “Wing As It Was” by Richard and Rita Marks, both now out of print. Entries in italics indicates that the individual appears in a photo. I have copies of both these books so …

Words of Wing

All regions have their own dialect peculiarities, but Wing village apparently has more than most! Ken Bandy has kindly shared this list of terms you might need to know were you to step back in time and have a conversation with your Wing ancestors. We’d be pleased to hear of any further contributions or comments …