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Leigh is, ecclesiastically, in the diocese of Canterbury, in the archdeaconry of Canterbury and in the deanery of South Malling.  The church is named for St. Mary with original parish registers commencing 1639.

Leigh, a village and a parish in Sevenoaks district, Kent.  The village stands near the river Medway, adjacent to the Tunbridge and Reigate railway, 2-3/4 miles west of Tunbridge;  is sometimes called Lye or West Leigh;  and has a post office, of the name of Leigh, under Tunbridge, and a fair on 16 June.

The parish contains also Hollanden hamlet, and part of Hildenborough chapelry.  Acres, 4,660.  Real property in 1860, £6,130.  Population in 1851, 1,161;  in 1861, 1,256.  Houses, 222.  The property is much subdivided.

The manor, with Hall Place, belongs to T. R. Baily, Esq..  There is a mineral spring, of similar quality to the springs of Tunbridge Wells.

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Canterbury.  Value, £510;  with a habitable glebe house.  Patron The Rev. T. May.  The church is ancient;  had once a chantry;  was recently restored;  had formerly no tower, but has now a new one;  and contains a curious brass without name or date, and two other brasses.  There are a national school, and charities £91.

a hamlet in Leigh parish, Kent;  3-3/4 miles south-south-east of Sevenoaks.  Population in 1861, 165.

or Hilderborough, a hamlet in Tunbridge parish, and a chapelry partly also in Leigh parish, Kent.  The hamlet lies 2 miles northwest by north of Tunbridge rail station;  and has a post office under Tunbridge.  The chapelry was constituted in 1844.  Population in 1861, 1,049.  Houses, 208.  Population of the Tunbridge portion is 840.  Houses, 166.  The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Canterbury.  Value, £170 with a habitable glebe house.  Patron, the Vicar of Tunbridge.  The church was built in 1844;  and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with tower and spire.  There is a national school.1

1John Marius Wilson, comp. The Imperial Gazatteer of England and Wales.  (London, England:  A. Fullerton & Co., 1870).

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