Leigh, Gloucestershire Family History

Leigh is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Evington.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1560

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Leigh

  • Norton
  • Boddington
  • Apperley
  • Elmstone Hardwicke with Uckington
  • Deerhurst

Historical Descriptions

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Leigh with Evington, 4½ miles S. Tewkesbury. P. 489

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850

Leigh Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Leigh, co. Gloucester.

P. T. Gloucester (104) 6m. NNE. Pop. with Evington, 340.

A parish in the lower division of the hundred of Deerhurst; living, a dis. vicarage and a peculiar of Deerhurst, in the diocese of Gloucester; valued in K. B. 7l. 16s. 3d.; church ded. to St. James; patron, the Lord Chancellor. The river Severn and the Comb Canal pass through this parish.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. II; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.


Leigh or Lye Morris Gloucestershire Directory 1876


  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Tewkesbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Post 1835 - Gloucester and Bristol, Pre 1836 - Gloucester
  • Rural Deanery: Winchcombe
  • Poor Law Union: Tewkesbury
  • Hundred: Deerhurst; Westminster (Gloucestershire)
  • Province: Canterbury