Leigh House   - a 'House of Gentry Status'

Leigh House, is a Grade II* listed building.  A Jacobean manor house built between 1590 and 1617 by the Henley family, who lived there until the the early 20th century. By that time it had acquired Victorian and Edwardian extensions which carefully copied the original mullion-windowed, ham stone building. 


A summary of its general history.
Authorship unknown, but believed to be by Mr Christopher Holt - a one-time part owner

A history of the building
A report by Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England

The Civil War-Father against son-a tragic tale
A fascinating and tragic event passed on by Col.& Mrs W. Knapp

The  story of Betty Hoyt
Written by Rev. E. W. L. May

"Betty Hoyt's Ghost"
A play written and produced by Stella Abbey in 2009,based upon Rev E.W.May account. 


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