Elsie & Fred Wigglesworth and Gladys & Denis Riley at the wedding of George & Margaret at Adel Church, 2 April 1956

Wigglesworth and Riley family history

Including some local history of Dethick, Lea & Holloway, and northern Matlock (Derbyshire)

Wigglesworth WIGGS Riley Local history Links

Book list
Newspaper records
Notable Wiggs
Wigglesworth Hall


Wigglesworth Manor
Wigglesworth Manor
The Hamerton Shield
The Hamerton Shield

The name Wigglesworth in its various spellings seems to have originated from the Manor written about here.  Here we deal with the early times in this area, often with people, customs and artefacts we can only dimly envisage.  Nevertheless it can give some impression to be superimposed on this part of the Ribble Valley and the surrounding hills such as Pen-y-ghent which we can see if we visit today.  The booklet entitled Wigglesworth Hall deals with the later time (and is available here.)

Wigglesworth Manor Chapel
Wigglesworth Manor Chapel Door

To download the booklet right click here download file and select "Save Target As". (Booklet copyright George Wigglesworth and Diana Kaneps).




Copyright George & Margaret Wigglesworth 2006