A Topographical Dictionary of England
Samuel Lewis (1831)
Transcript copyright Mel Lockie (Sep 2016)
LEIGH (SOUTH), a parish in the hundred of COLYTON,county of DEVON, 2¼ miles (W. by S.) fromColyton, containing 327 inhabitants. The living is arectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Exeter,rated in the king's books at £11. 8. 9., and in the patronage of Charles Gorden,Esq. The church is dedicatedto St. Lawrence. The Rev. James How, in 1816, gave£200 stock towards the support of a Sunday school, thedividends arising from which are applied to that purpose.