Wigan

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Wigan is a town in Greater Manchester, England, on the River Douglas, 10 mi south-west of Bolton, 12 mi north of Warrington and 17 mi west-northwest of Manchester.wikipedia
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Manchester

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Wigan is a town in Greater Manchester, England, on the River Douglas, 10 mi south-west of Bolton, 12 mi north of Warrington and 17 mi west-northwest of Manchester.

Historic counties of England

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Historically in Lancashire, Wigan during classical antiquity was in the territory of the Brigantes, an ancient Celtic tribe that ruled much of what is now northern England.

Classical antiquity

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Historically in Lancashire, Wigan during classical antiquity was in the territory of the Brigantes, an ancient Celtic tribe that ruled much of what is now northern England.

Brigantes

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Historically in Lancashire, Wigan during classical antiquity was in the territory of the Brigantes, an ancient Celtic tribe that ruled much of what is now northern England.

List of ancient Celtic peoples and tribes

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Historically in Lancashire, Wigan during classical antiquity was in the territory of the Brigantes, an ancient Celtic tribe that ruled much of what is now northern England.

Northern England

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Historically in Lancashire, Wigan during classical antiquity was in the territory of the Brigantes, an ancient Celtic tribe that ruled much of what is now northern England.

Roman conquest of Britain

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The Brigantes were subjugated in the Roman conquest of Britain during the 1st century, and it is asserted that the Roman settlement of Coccium was established where Wigan lies.

Borough status in the United Kingdom

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Wigan is believed to have been incorporated as a borough in 1246 following the issue of a charter by King Henry III of England.

Charter

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Wigan is believed to have been incorporated as a borough in 1246 following the issue of a charter by King Henry III of England.

Henry III of England

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Wigan is believed to have been incorporated as a borough in 1246 following the issue of a charter by King Henry III of England.

Middle Ages

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At the end of the Middle Ages, it was one of four boroughs in Lancashire established by Royal charter.

Royal charter

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At the end of the Middle Ages, it was one of four boroughs in Lancashire established by Royal charter.

Industrial Revolution

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During the Industrial Revolution Wigan experienced dramatic economic expansion and a rapid rise in population.

Celtic languages

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It has also been suggested that the name is Celtic, named after a person called Wigan, a name corresponding to Gaulish Vicanus, Old Welsh Uuicant or Old Breton Uuicon.

Gaulish language

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It has also been suggested that the name is Celtic, named after a person called Wigan, a name corresponding to Gaulish Vicanus, Old Welsh Uuicant or Old Breton Uuicon.

Old Welsh

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It has also been suggested that the name is Celtic, named after a person called Wigan, a name corresponding to Gaulish Vicanus, Old Welsh Uuicant or Old Breton Uuicon.

Breton language

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It has also been suggested that the name is Celtic, named after a person called Wigan, a name corresponding to Gaulish Vicanus, Old Welsh Uuicant or Old Breton Uuicon.

Homestead

Homestead (disambiguation)
This may have been linked with Tre (meaning homestead) to give an original name of Trewigan.

Common Brittonic

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Derivation from Brittonic *wig, 'dwelling', plus the nominal suffix -an has also been suggested (c.f. numerous places in France named Le Vigan).

Le Vigan

Derivation from Brittonic *wig, 'dwelling', plus the nominal suffix -an has also been suggested (c.f. numerous places in France named Le Vigan).

Bryn, Greater Manchester

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There is very little evidence of prehistoric activity in the area, especially pre-Iron Age; however, Celtic names in the area around Wigan—such as Bryn, Makerfield and Ince—indicate that the Celtic people of Britain were active in the area in the Iron Age.

Makerfield

There is very little evidence of prehistoric activity in the area, especially pre-Iron Age; however, Celtic names in the area around Wigan—such as Bryn, Makerfield and Ince—indicate that the Celtic people of Britain were active in the area in the Iron Age.

Iron Age

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There is very little evidence of prehistoric activity in the area, especially pre-Iron Age; however, Celtic names in the area around Wigan—such as Bryn, Makerfield and Ince—indicate that the Celtic people of Britain were active in the area in the Iron Age.

Antonine Itinerary

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The late 2nd-century Antonine Itinerary mentions a Roman settlement called Coccium 17 mi from the Roman fort at Manchester (Mamucium) and 20 mi from the fort at Ribchester (Bremetennacum).

Ribchester

Ribchester Bridge
The late 2nd-century Antonine Itinerary mentions a Roman settlement called Coccium 17 mi from the Roman fort at Manchester (Mamucium) and 20 mi from the fort at Ribchester (Bremetennacum).