Leigh  Dorset


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Leigh like this:

LEIGH, a chapelry in Yetminster parish, Dorset; 2¼ miles SE of Yetminster r. station, and 6 SSW of Sherborne. It has fairs on 25 March, 1 May, and 3 Sept.; and its Post town is Yetminster, under Sherborne. Acres, 1,984. Real property, £3,033. Pop., 465. Houses, 93. The property is much subdivided. The liVing is a p. curacy in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £253.* Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church is good.

Leigh through time

Leigh is now part of West Dorset district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Dorset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Leigh itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Leigh in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 27th June 2019

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