Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for LEIGH (LiTTLE)

LEIGH (LiTTLE), a village, a township, and a chapelry in Great Bedworth parish, Cheshire. The village stands near the Grand Trunk canal and the river Weaver, 3½ miles NW of Northwich r. station; and has a postal pillar under Northwich. The township comprises 1,529 acres. Real property, £.2,930. Pop., 409. Houses, 79. The manor belongs to Lord Leigh. The chapelry includes also the townships of Dutton and Bartington; and was constituted in 1833. Pop., 914. Houses, 147. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £160.* Patron, the Vicar of Great Budworth. The church is a brick building, with a turret. The parsonage was rebuilt in 1864. There are a Baptist chapel, a village school, and charities £4.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village, a township, and a chapelry"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Cheshire AncC
Place names: LEIGH     |     LEIGH LITTLE     |     LITTLE LEIGH
Place: Little Leigh

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