Leigh - house at the village centre
|Leigh shown within Worcestershire|
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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. The parish includes Leigh, Brockamin, Leigh Sinton, Sandlin & Smith End Green. The local pronunciation is that the name rhymes with "lie".
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.
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