"LEIGHTON BROMSWOLD, (or Leighton-Bromeswold or Leighton), a parish in the hundred of Leightonstone, county Huntingdon, 7 miles north of Kimbolton, its post town, and 10 west of Huntingdon. The village, which is small and irregularly built, is situated on a branch of the river Ouse. It is wholly agricultural. At Leighton Gorse is a meet for Earl Fitzwilliam's hounds. The land is nearly evenly divided between arable and pasture. There is a chalybeate spring, formerly in high repute. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely, value £90, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a neat edifice, with a tower. There is a National school. Tho trustees of the late John Norris, Esq., are lords of the manor.