Leigh is an Ancient Parish in the county of Surrey.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1579
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1717
- Reigate St Mary Magdalene
- Brockham Green
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
LEIGH, a village and a parish in Reigate district, Surrey. The village stands on an affluent of the river Mole, 3 miles SW of Reigate r. station; and has a post-office under Reigate. The parish comprises 3,710 acres. Real property, £2,930. Pop., 506. Houses, 92. The property is divided among a few. Leigh Place was the ancient seat of the Ardernes; belongs now to the Dendy family; has been much altered, yet retains features of antiquity; and is still engirt with a moat, crossed by narrow bridges. Mynthurst is the seat of J. W. Freshfield, Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £146. Patrons, the Trustees of the late R. Dendy, Esq. The church is later English; was recently restored; and contains fine brasses of the Ardernes. There are national schools. Ben Jonson is said to have been a resident.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Online Records (Free)
Civil Registration District: Reigate
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey
Rural Deanery: Stoke
Poor Law Union: Reigate