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Leigh Woods, Somerset

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Leigh Woods is a village in the North Somerset district of Somerset, United Kingdom. It is just outside the boundary of the city of Bristol.

Leigh Woods
St Mary the Virgin Church, Leigh Woods.jpg
The Church of St Mary the Virgin
Leigh Woods is located in Somerset
Leigh Woods
Leigh Woods
Leigh Woods shown within Somerset
OS grid reference ST560729
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRISTOL
Postcode district BS8
Dialling code 0117
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°27′11″N 2°38′10″W / 51.453°N 2.636°W / 51.453; -2.636Coordinates: 51°27′11″N 2°38′10″W / 51.453°N 2.636°W / 51.453; -2.636

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]


  1. ^ "A History of Long Ashton & Leigh Woods". Long Ashton Community Website. Archived from the original on 23 April 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Leigh Woods Village Design Statement" (PDF). Leigh Woods Village. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  3. ^ A Church Near You website
  4. ^ "Introduction". Leigh Woods Village. Retrieved 21 April 2014.