Butleigh (St. Leonard)
BUTLEIGH (St. Leonard), a parish, in the union of Wells, hundred of Whitley, W. division of Somerset, 4½ miles (S. S. E.) from Glastonbury; containing, with the hamlet of Wooton-Butleigh, 872 inhabitants. The manor belonged to the abbots of Glastonbury, who had a park here. The parish is bounded on the northeast by the river Brue, and comprises by measurement 4670 acres: blue lias, which is used for paving and for building purposes, is quarried to a considerable extent. The living is a vicarage, with the living of Baltonsborough annexed, valued in the king's books at £12. 6. 8.; net income, £380; patron, the Hon. and Rev. G. Neville Grenville; impropriators, C. Neville Grenville, Esq., and the Saunders family. The church is a handsome structure in the decorated English style, with a central tower, and contains monuments to the Right Hon. James Grenville, to James Grenville, Baron Glastonbury, to General Richard Grenville, Sir Samuel Hood, Capt. Alexander Hood, and several lords of the manor. Admirals Viscounts Hood and Bridport were natives of the parish. There is a chalybeate spring, but in disuse.