OS Grid Reference: TQ5546
The 1841 population was 1,245

Administrative Units

Leigh fell within the Hundred of Somerden. Its 19th century Registration District & Poor Law Union was Bromley.
Probate Jurisdiction was Sevenoaks.
Probate Jurisdiction was Rochester to 1845, PCC 1846-57.

The ancient parish included a detached portion, this was transferred to Hildenborough at its creation in 1844.

See NWKFHS publications West Kent Sources and School Records for further information.

Leigh Map North West Kent Family History Society

Census Publications

  • 1851 Name Index (only) published on microfiche as part of Volume VI (Sevenoaks Registration District)


For ordering details see Census CD-ROMs on the Publication List page.

Church and Chapels (pre 1910)

Leigh, St Mary

Church of England - Ancient Parish Church

Original Registers
These date from 1592.
St Mary - Jul 2006
St Katherine Knockholt North West Kent Family History Society


  • Independent: Evangelical. (1870).

Original registers from 1870.