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SS Peter and Paul, Wigtoft - geograph.org.uk - 120940.jpg
Church of St Peter and St Paul, Wigtoft
Wigtoft is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population491 (2011)
OS grid referenceTF262361
• London100 mi (160 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBoston
Postcode districtPE20
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°54′28″N 0°07′27″W / 52.907846°N 0.124179°W / 52.907846; -0.124179Coordinates: 52°54′28″N 0°07′27″W / 52.907846°N 0.124179°W / 52.907846; -0.124179

Wigtoft is a village and civil parish in Lincolnshire, England. It is situated on the A17 road, 6 miles (10 km) geographically south-west from Boston, Lincolnshire, and 1 mile (1.6 km) west from Sutterton. Included in Wigtoft civil parish are the hamlets of Asperton and Burtoft.[1]

Wigtoft is one of eighteen parishes which, together with Boston, form the Borough of Boston. The local government has been arranged in this way since the reorganisation of 1 April 1974, which resulted from the Local Government Act 1972. This parish forms part of the Five Villages electoral ward.

Previously, the parish had formed part of Boston Rural District, in the Parts of Holland. Holland was one of the three divisions (formally known as parts) of the traditional county of Lincolnshire. Since the Local Government Act of 1888, Holland had been in most respects, a county in itself.

The parish church is a Grade I listed building dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Paul and dating from the 12th to 15th centuries, and restored in 1891.[2]

Year Population[3]
1801 536
1811 555
1821 637
1831 697
1841 713
1851 741
1881 672
1891 653
1901 693
1911 723
1921 712
1931 702
1941 N/A (World War II)
1951 518
1961 505
2001 479
2011 491


  1. ^ "Burtoft in Wigtoft CP". A Vision of Britain through Time. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  2. ^ Historic England. "St Peter and St Paul church (1237405)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Wigtoft parish population:Vision of Britain".

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Wigtoft at Wikimedia Commons