Lea  Wiltshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Lea like this:

LEA, a village and a parish in Malmsbury district, Wilts. The village stands 1½ mile ESE of Malmsbury, and 7½ SW of Minety r. station; and has a post office under Malmsbury.—The parish contains also the hamlet of Cleaverton, and is all included in Malmsbury borough. Acres, 1, 739. ...

Real property, with Garsdon, £4, 815. Pop., 432. Houses, 99. The manor belongs to the Earl of Pembroke. There is a large corn mill. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Garsdon, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is of Norman or perhaps Saxon date; was restored in 1840; and has a tower. There are an Independent chapel, a free school, and charities £6.

Lea through time

Lea is now part of North Wiltshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Wiltshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Lea itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lea in North Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 16th May 2021

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