In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Leigh Delamere like this:
LEIGH-DELAMERE, a parish in Chippenliam district, Wilts; 5 miles NNW of Chippenham r. station. Post town, Chippenham. Acres, 1,227. Real property, £1,772-Pop., 113. Houses, 25. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged anciently to the Delamere family, and belongs now to Sir John Need, Bart. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £280. Patron, Sir J. Need, Bart. The church was rebuilt in 1846.
Leigh Delamere is now part of North Wiltshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Wiltshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Leigh Delamere itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Leigh Delamere in North Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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