Located five miles south of Leicester, on the A5199 close to the M1 and A6, Wigston (also known as Wigston Magna) is just a five minute train journey to the East Midlands city via the Birmingham to Peterborough line. It is part of Oadby and Wigston, the smallest of Leicester’s nine districts. The Grand Union Canal runs through Wigston, which was also the birthplace of Abigail Herrick – mother of Gulliver’s Travels author Jonathan Swift.
Our Wigston branch is based centrally on Leicester Road, close to a health store, opticians, coffee shop, travel agents and beauty salon. The team are able to guide you through our range of savings accounts, including ISAs and fixed rate products. They are also on hand to help with finding a mortgage through our mortgage broker service, provided by Nottingham Mortgage Services, arrange a funeral plan or chat to you about estate planning.
Services available at our branch include:
- Building society
- Estate planning
Bite-sized fact: In the middle ages the town was known as ‘Wigston Two Steeples’ as, unusually, two medieval churches – All Saints’ and St Wistan’s – were located there.
Wigston is located near: Braunstone, Enderby, Leicester, Loughborough, Market Harborough, Lutterworth, Melton Mowbray, Oadby, Oakham, Quorn, Syston, Thurmaston, and Whetstone.