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Leigh - OPC Vacancy

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Leigh Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Ashton Keynes - Cricklade


Websites of Interest

GenUKI - For information on Wiltshire and Leigh.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.
Wiltshire Community History - Historical information for parishes within the Wiltshire County jurisdiction.


The Parish Church of All Saints

The present church situated in Swan Lane was built in 1896 using much of the stone from an earlier church at Waterhay.  All that remains of the original church is the Chancel which is Grade II* listed.  The original church is believed to have been built in the 13th century records show that there was a reconstruction of the building in 1370 when a south porch was added and further construction or renovation work carried out in 1450.  A further programme of upgrade took place in the 18th century and text paintings were added within cartouches which were restored in 1983.  A gallery was added in 1717 and the Chancel rebuilt in 1720.  Preachers from Ashton Keynes and later Cricklade held the services at the church.  The chancel is nowadays within the care of Redundant Churches Commission and services are still held here.                   All Saints Church Gallery

Churches Conservation Trust

Parish Registers held at WSHC

Baptisms 1683-1929
Marriages 1705-1972
Burials 1683-1869
BTs 1838-1868 are held at the Bristol Record Office


Parish History

Leigh is 3 miles west of Cricklade. It was once a chapelry in the parish of Ashton Keynes.

Civil Registration

1837 - April 1936 Cricklade Registration District
April 1936 - Present Swindon Registration District


Buildings and Land

Inclosure Awards Extract 1767          Owners of Land 1873


Ordnance Survey Map 1816

Public Houses

Public Houses Gallery

Foresters Arms
Three Horseshoes


Crime and Legal Matters



Post Office 1875               Kellys 1915             Swindon & District 1928                 Taylors 1941




Emigration and Migration

Strays Index          Home Contact Requested 1800-Present


Employment and Business


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Chancel, Waterhay



People and Parish Notables

Census Returns Transcripts

1841          1851          1861          1871          1881          1891          1901          1911

Elections and Polls

Poll Book 1705 Poll of Freeholders 1772  Poll Book 1818 Voters List 1832 Voters Lists Revisions 1843 
Poll Book 1868 Electoral Lists Revision Court 1902


Charles Howse 1896           


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse

Public Assistance Administration 1948



Inquisitions of Lands Held 

Richard Walrond 1640


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Photo Gallery

Why the Poppy

Bell Ringers Book of Remembrance in St. Pauls Cathedral Library WWI Old Chancel, Upper Waterhay War Memorial Casualties of WWI
Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918 All Saints War Memorial Casualties of WWII



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