Place:Leigh, Kent, England

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NameLeigh
Alt namesLeighsource: from redirect
Lyghesource: Wikipedia
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.2°N 0.217°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoCodsheath Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was part located
Somerden Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was part located
Washlingstone Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was part located Sevenoaks Rural, Kent, England|rural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Sevenoaks District, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality which has covered the area since 1974
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Leigh, historically spelled Lyghe, is a village and a civil parish located in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, England. It is located six miles (10 km) south of Sevenoaks town and three miles (5 km) west of Tonbridge.

There is a large village green; nearby is Hall Place, once Leigh Hall, built in 1876 and occasionally open to the public. The parish church (13th century) is dedicated to St Mary.

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Leigh was a civil parish in Sevenoaks Rural District from 1894 until 1974, and since 1974 has been part of the non-metropolitan Sevenoaks District. Originally Leigh was a detached ancient parish of Codsheath Hundred and geographically placed in both the Somerden Hundred and the Washlingstone Hundred.

Research Tips

  • Kent County Council Archive, Local Studies and Museums Service. James Whatman Way, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1LQ. This incorporates the Centre for Kentish Studies in Maidstone and the East Kent Archives Centre near Dover.
  • Canterbury Cathedral Archives see the Archives web pages on the Canterbury Catherdral site.
  • For information on the area around the Medway Towns, have a look at Medway Council's CityArk site.
  • Ordnance Survey Maps of England and Wales - Revised: Kent illustrates the parish boundaries of Kent when rural districts were still in existence and before Greater London came into being. The map publication year is 1931. An earlier map of 1900 may also be useful. The maps blow up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets. Maps in this series are now downloadable for personal use.
  • Steve Archer has produced a very useful round-up of the available census records for Kent - and where/from whom they are available.
  • Registration Districts in Kent for the period 1837 to the present. By drilling down through the links you can follow any parish through the registration districts to which it was attached.
  • Bishop's Transcripts for Kent parishes, 1558-1887, can be found on FamilySearch since February 2016
  • The Kent Family History Society and the North West Kent Family History Society are the most dominant, but there are also
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