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Leigh Delamere, Wiltshire

Historical Description

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.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyWiltshire 
Ecclesiastical parishLeigh-De-La-Mere St. Margaret 
HundredChippenham 
Poor Law unionChippenham 

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


Church Records

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:

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1588-18751800-18001608-18731609-1875

Churches

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.


Civil Registration

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:


Maps

Online maps of Leigh Delamere are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online:

CountyWiltshire
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtSN14
Post TownChippenham