Place:Leigh, Surrey, England

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NameLeigh
Alt namesBunce Commonsource: settlement in parish
Dawes Greensource: settlement in parish
Dawesgreensource: spelling variant
Nalderswoodsource: settlement in parish
Shellwood Crosssource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.21°N 0.258°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoReigate Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Reigate Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1933
Dorking and Horley Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was located 1933-1974
Mole Valley District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Leigh is a village and civil parish in Surrey, between Reigate, Dorking and Charlwood in the east of Mole Valley District. The village centre is suburban and its remainder is agricultural, interspersed by four satellite clustered localities: Dawesgreen, Bunce Common, Shellwood Cross and Nalderswood which benefit from the amenities of the village. A minority of the remainder of the parish is woodland.

Leigh was part of the Reigate Rural District from 1894 until 1933, the Dorking and Horley Rural District from 1933 until 1974, and of the Mole Valley District since 1974. The four communities listed above are briefly described in Wikipedia and have all been redirected here.

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Government

Administrative boundaries of the county of Surrey (Surrey History Centre. The centre has a website with a number of useful indexes--titheholders in various parishes, deaths at the county gaol, etc.)

Registration Districts

  • Registration Districts in Surrey from their introduction in 1837 to the present. By drilling down through the links you can follow any parish through the registration districts to which it was attached.

GENUKI provisions

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  • Church record availability for both Surrey and the former Surrey part of Greater London
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  • Lists of cemeteries
  • Local family history societies
  • A list of historic maps online

History

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