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

Gazetteers
Brief descriptions of Wing from 1516 to 1914

Old Place Names

Old Place Names
Alternative historical names for Wing, its hamlets, roads and neighbourhoods

Enclosure Map 1798

Enclosure Map 1798
Key to the 1798 enclosure map showing land owners and tenants

A Tour of Wing

A Tour of Wing
Modern-day photos of Wing taken July 2005

All Saints Church In Postcards

All Saints Church In Postcards
Postcards of All Saints Church from 1900 to 2000

Wing As It Was books

Wing As It Was books
An index of Wing residents appearing in the two volumes of Wing As It Was

Words of Wing

A selection of Wing's regional terms