Leigh Woods, Somerset

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Leigh Woods
St Mary the Virgin Church, Leigh Woods.jpg
The Church of St Mary the Virgin
Grid reference: ST560729
Location: 51°27’11"N, 2°38’10"W
Post town: Bristol
Postcode: BS8
Dialling code: 0117
Local Government
Council: North Somerset
North Somerset]

Leigh Woods is a village in Somerset that forms a suburb of Bristol, although just outside its municipal boundary.

The village is located to the south of Leigh Woods National Nature Reserve. It is situated at the western end of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, which opened in 1864, making the development of Leigh Woods as an upmarket residential area practicable.[1] Houses in varying styles were built from the mid-1860s until the First World War. Styles adopted included Italian, neo-Jacobean, Scottish baronial, Swiss chalet, Modern glass buildings, Domestic Revival and Arts and Crafts.[2]

The village is in the civil parish of Long Ashton, but in the ecclesiastical parish of Abbots Leigh with Leigh Woods. The church of St Mary the Virgin was designed by the architect John Medland and built in 1891.[3][4]


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