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Leigh Westbury, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Leigh Westbury, a township in Westbury parish, Wilts, 1 mile SSW of Westbury. It forms part of Westbury, and it shares in that town's trade and institutions. The manor belonged formerly to the Cobhams and the Molins. A Saxon palace stood at Courtfield. Some writers suppose the town ship to be the Egg Lea where Alfred encamped before the battle of Ethandune. There is a chapel of ease, built in 1880, and also a Baptist chapel.

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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