In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Leighland like this:
LEIGHLAND, a chapelry in Old Cleeve parish, Somerset; 3½ miles S of Old Cleeve village, and 4 W of Stogumber r. station. Post town, Washford, under Taunton. Pop., 500. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £84. Patron, the Vicar of Old Cleeve. The church was recently rebuilt. There is a small free school.
Additional information about this locality is available for Old Cleeve
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Leighland in West Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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