Place:Leigh Delamere, Wiltshire, England

NameLeigh Delamere
Alt namesLeigh-Delameresource: hyphenated
Sevingtonsource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.512°N 2.169°W
Located inWiltshire, England     ( - 1934)
See alsoChippenham Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Chippenham Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1934
Grittleton, Wiltshire, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1934
North Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, Englanddistrict municipality 1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, Englandunitary authority since 2009

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Leigh Delamere from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"LEIGH-DELAMERE, a parish in Chippenham [registration] district, Wilts; 5 miles NNW of Chippenham railway station. Post town: Chippenham. Acres: 1,227. Real property: £1,772. Population: 113. Houses: 25. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged anciently to the Delamere family, and belongs now to Sir John Need, Bart. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £280. Patron: Sir J. Need, Bart. The church was rebuilt in 1846."

Leigh Delamere was an ancient parish in Chippenham Hundred and a civil parish in Chippenham Rural District. The parish included the hamlet of Sevington. In 1934 Leigh Delamere was absorbed into the neighbouring parish of Grittleton.

Leigh Delamere is now a motorway service station on the M4 motorway.

Research Tips

  • From this Ancestry page you can browse the Wiltshire parishes which have parish register transcripts online, quite often from very early dates. However, reading the early ones requires skill and patience. Transcriptions should also be in FamilySearch.
  • A further collection of online source references will be found on the county page for Wiltshire.
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