It is part of the parish of Lea and Cleverton which includes the village of Garsdon and the hamlet of Cleverton. In the 2011 census the parish had a population of 812. Garsdon was formerly a separate parish.
An early resident of Lea, in 1340, was Ralph of Combe and his name survives in the name applied to the south west corner of the village of Lea, which is Combe Green (Ordnance Survey spelling), sometimes misspelt as Coombe Green.
Lea & Garsdon CE Primary School serves Lea, Cleverton, Garston and Charlton. The local secondary school is Malmesbury School. The village has a Public House, The Rose and Crown, and a village hall. Other facilities in the village include a tennis court, a cricket net and a children's play area.
Lea had a cricket team which ran between 2002 and 2009 - "Lea Lackadasicals". They played about 10 friendly matches a year, normally on a Sunday afternoon.
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- "'Gargrave - Gatenby', A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848)". pp. 279–282. Retrieved 2008-06-03.
- "A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 14: Malmesbury hundred: Lea and Claverton : accessdate = February 22, 2014".
- "OS map of Lea showing Combe Green name". Retrieved February 22, 2014.
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