Leigh Delamere, Wiltshire
Leigh Delamere, a parish in Wilts, 5 miles NNW of Chippenham station on the G.W.R. Post town, Chippen-ham; money order and telegraph office, Yatton Keynell. Acreage, 1220; population, 111. The manor belonged anciently to the Delamere family, and belongs now to the Neeld family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £174 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1846. There are some alms-houses.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Leigh-De-La-Mere St. Margaret|
|Poor Law union||Chippenham|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Leigh Delamere 1735-1812, Wiltshire is available to browse online.
The register dates from the year 1626.
Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Leigh Delamere:
Church of England
St. Margaret (parish church)
The church of St. Margaret, entirely rebuilt in 1846, at the sole expense of the late Joseph Neeld esq. of Grittleton House, is an edifice of stone, in the Early English and later styles, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, aisles, south porch and a turret rising from the eastern gable of the nave and containing one bell: there are several stained windows, and the church has sittings for 150 persons.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Leigh Delamere from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Leigh-De-La-Mere (St. Margaret))
Online maps of Leigh Delamere are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online: