North Leigh is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Osney Hill, Horse in the Hill, Newyatt, and Horse in Hill.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1573
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1684; 1721

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LEIGH (NORTH), a village and a parish in Witney district, Oxford. The village stands 1½ mile SE of Akeman-street, 2¾ W by S of Handborough r. station, and 3 NE by N of Witney. The parish contains also the hamlet of Newyatt; and its Post town is Witney. Acres, 2,460. Real property, £4,025; of which £18 are in quarries. Pop., 738. Houses, 163. The manor and most of the land belong to the Duke of Marlborough. A Roman villa, 212 feet by 167, a tesselated pavement, a hypocaust, coins of Clandins, and other Roman relics, were found in the parish in 1813-6. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £147. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient; has a Norman low square tower; and contains a fine alabaster figured tomb, and several other monuments. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £51.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

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  • County: Oxfordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Witney
  • Probate Court: Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and the Archdeaconry of Oxford
  • Diocese: Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Woodstock
  • Poor Law Union: Witney
  • Hundred: Wootton
  • Province: Canterbury

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