Lea and Cleverton, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Lea and Cleverton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Cleverton, Cleaverton, and Claverton.

Alternative names: Lea, Lea and Claverton, Lea and Cleaverton

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1751
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605

Nonconformists include: Calvinist, Primitive Methodist, and Society of Friends/Quaker.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LEA, a village and a parish in Malmsbury district, Wilts. The village stands 1½ mile ESE of Malmsbury, and 7½ SW of Minety r. station; and has a post-office under Malmsbury. The parish contains also the hamlet of Cleaverton, and is all included in Malmsbury borough. Acres, 1,739. Real property, with Garsdon, £4,815. Pop., 432. Houses, 99. The manor belongs to the Earl of Pembroke. There is a large corn mill. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Garsdon, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is of Norman or perhaps Saxon date; was restored in 1840; and has a tower. There are an Independent chapel, a free school, and charities £6.

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

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Malmesbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Malmesbury
  • Poor Law Union: Malmesbury
  • Hundred: Malmesbury
  • Province: Canterbury