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Wigston House Removals
Sometimes referred to as Wigston Magna, Wigston is a town in Leicestershire. Throughout history, Wigston has gone by many names. In the Middle Ages it was called Wigston Two Spires due to the two medieval chapels that call the town home; All Saint’s and St Wistan’s. Wigston Two Steeples and Great Wigston are two other historical pseudonyms. Wigston’s history spans decades, and the area was first mentioned in the Domesday book. Despite a rich heritage, Wigston today is a far cry from its medieval roots. Located just five miles from Leicester city centre, the town benefits from excellent employment levels and transport links.
Moving to Wigston
The majority of Wigston’s residents live in a mixture of post-war properties around the old town centre, and 19th century homes that once housed factory workers. However, there has been extensive building work in Wigston and now these older homes are sandwiched between sympathetically designed new builds. The post-war properties are often tied together in estates, with the oldest being Wigston Fields in the north.
House prices in Wigston are slowly climbing, but values to rent and buy here are affordable if you are used to prices in the south. The average price of a property in Wigston is £150,476, which is similar to nearby Glen Parva, and cheaper than Knighton.
The Britannia Bradshaw office is located just 15 minutes away from Wigston, in Leicester. The team offer a second-to-none removals service, tailored to each individual customer, as well as a variety of storage options.
Schools in Wigston
There are many nursery schools and primary schools in Wigston, with different establishments to suit every child and family. The most popular secondary schools are Wigston College and Wigston Academy, which is located off of Station Road. Independent schools in Wigston are very popular and are only a short drive away or easily accessible by public transport. Leicester Grammar and Stoneygate School are popular choices, as are Maidwell and St Crispin’s.
Further education can be found at South Leicester College in South Wigston. Alongside the usual full and part-time courses associated with colleges, it is also home to the largest Apprentice Recruitment Service in the East Midlands.
Transport Links Wigston
Those who own cars will be pleased to learn that Wigston is well connected by various road networks. The town is a five-minute drive from the ring road connection for the M1 and M69, but many head to junction 21 in Lutterworth as it is often less busy.
Wigston South train station is a 6-minute drive or half an hour walk from central Wigston and a number of buses also serve the station. The station only has two platforms, with services to Leicester (7 minutes) and Birmingham New Street (50 minutes) every two hours.
However, many tend to make the short journey to Leicester via train, car, or bus to benefit from the increased number of services and destinations from the city station. Trains run directly to London St Pancras International in 1 hour 6 minutes, as well as Sheffield (58 minutes), Nottingham (30 minutes), and Loughborough (22 minutes).