Leigh, Wiltshire

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Leigh
All Saints Church Leigh Wiltshire.jpg
All Saints Church, Leigh
Leigh is located in Wiltshire
Leigh
Leigh
Leigh shown within Wiltshire
Population 362 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference SU062921
Civil parish
  • Leigh
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Swindon
Postcode district SN6
Dialling code 01285
Police Wiltshire
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
Website leigh-village.co.uk
List of places
UK
England
Wiltshire
51°37′41″N 1°54′43″W / 51.628°N 1.912°W / 51.628; -1.912Coordinates: 51°37′41″N 1°54′43″W / 51.628°N 1.912°W / 51.628; -1.912

Leigh is a village and civil parish in north Wiltshire, England, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) southeast of Ashton Keynes and 2.5 miles (4.0 km) west of Cricklade. It is on the edge of the Cotswold Water Park and near to the border with Gloucestershire.

The infant River Thames forms part of the northern boundary of the parish. Near the river is Upper Waterhay Meadow, a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Church[edit]

The first All Saints Church dated from the 13th century and was at Waterhay, north of the village.[2] In 1896 parts of it were rebuilt by Charles Ponting at a site closer to the village and less prone to flooding.[3] The chancel of the old church still stands; both it and the newer church are Grade II* listed.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "All Saints Church, Waterhay, Leigh". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Church of All Saints, Swan Lane, Leigh". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "Leigh All Saints Old Chancel (1023137)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Historic England. "Church of All Saints, Leigh (1356042)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 

External links[edit]

  • "Leigh". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 

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