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Leigh, Surrey

Historical Description

Leigh, a village and a parish in Surrey. The village stands on an affluent of the river Mole, 3 miles SW of Reigate station on the S.E.R., and has a post office under Reigate; money order and telegraph office, South Park. The parish comprises 3419 acres; population, 508. Leigh Place was the ancient seat of the Ardenes, but is now a farmhouse. Mynthurst is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester; value, o£163. The church is Later English, has been restored, and contains fine brasses of the Ardenes. Ben Jonson is said to have been a resident. The Duke of Norfolk is lord of the manor.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySurrey 
Ecclesiastical parishLeigh St. Bartholomew 
Poor Law unionReigate 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in association with Surrey History Centre, have images of the Parish Registers for Surrey online.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Leigh from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Surrey, 1662-1668 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictMole Valley
RegionSouth East
Postal districtRH2
Post TownReigate