Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for LEIGHTON

LEIGHTON, a village and a parish in the district and county of Huntingdon. The village stands near two affluents of the river Ouse, 5 miles N by E of Kimbleton r. station; is sometimes called Leighton-Bromswold; is a scattered place; and has fairs on 1 May and 5 Oct. The parish comprises 2,770 acres. Post town, Kimbolton, under St. Neots. Real property, £4,131. Pop., 450. Houses, 91. The manor belongs to the Trustees of the late John Norris, Esq. Leighton-Gorse is a meet for Earl Fitzwilliam's hounds. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £180.* Patron, the Bishop of Ely. The church is ancient but good; and consists of nave, transept, chancel, and porches, with fine pinnacled tower. There is a national school.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Leighton AP/CP       Huntingdon PLU/RegD       Huntingdonshire AncC
Place: Leighton

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