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     WIGTON, a market town and parish in Cumberland ward, Cumberland, 12 miles from Carlisle, and 305 from London; containing 562 houses and 2744 inhabitants. The church and many of the buildings have been erected near the ruins of an ancient Roman work, called Caer Leol. Market on Tuesday; and it has a fair, on the 25th of March. It is a vicarage, value 17 l. 9 s. in the patronage of the bishop of Carlisle.
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