Leigh - house at the village centre
Leigh shown within Worcestershire
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Leigh is a village and civil parish (with Bransford) in the Malvern Hills District in the county of Worcestershire, England. With just a few hundred inhabitants the parish lies on the A4103, the main Worcester to Hereford road, about 5 miles out of Worcester, whilst Malvern is also about 5 miles away. It comprises the village of Bransford, and the hamlets of Brockamin, Leigh Sinton, Sandlin & Smith End Green.
Due largely to the significant reduction of the hop industry in the area,Leigh, like many local villages, declined in the late 20th century; it lost its pub, its police station and its railway station (with the closure of the Bromyard branch line in the 1960s).
A mile to the south at Castle Green are the earthwork and buried remains of a medieval motte and bailey castle.
- Worcestershire Family History Guidebook, Vanessa Morgan, 2011, p68 The History Press, Stroud, Gloucestershire.
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- Leigh & Bransford parish web site
- Bransford web site
- St. Edburga's Church history
- Church porch sketch
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