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The village's name first occurs as "Wenge" in the twelfth century, and probably came from Old Norse "vengi" meaning "field". St Peter & St Paul church is located in the centre of Wing. The houses in Wing were built from stone quarried at nearby Barnack and Clipsham. Many are roofed with Collyweston stone slate.
The circular "turf maze" which was cut from the turf of the village green, is said to date back to medieval times, based on the fact that its design is similar to the pavement maze in Chartres cathedral and other medieval examples.
A treatment plant just outside the village treats water extracted from Rutland Water reservoir a few miles to the north.
Francis Meres (1565-1647), churchman and author, became rector of Wing in 1602 and Sir Charles Vernon Boys, FRS (1855-1944), experimental physicist, was born in Wing.
The village's community website provides a wealth of information of what's going on in Wing.