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Leighland, Somerset

Historical Description

Leighland, an ecclesiastical district in Old Cleeve parish, Somerset, 3½ miles S of Old Cleeve village, and 4 from Wash-ford station on the G.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Washford. Population of the ecclesiastical district, 317. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £92 with residence. Patron, the Rector of Old Cleeve. The church was rebuilt in 1862.

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 CountySomersetshire 
Civil parishOld Cleeve 
HundredWilliton and Freemanners 
Poor Law unionWilliton 

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

Church Records, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Leighland from the following:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.