Welcome to Leigh
Leigh is a village in Surrey situated between Reigate, Dorking and Charlwood. It is a charming village in a rural setting, providing historic character with countryside views with easy access to larger towns which provide further amenities and transport links.
It’s name, Leigh, means clearing in the woods and was part of the Warren estates, but at around the time of Richard I, it was given to the Prior and Convent of St Mary Southwark. There are indications of iron smelting around Leigh, with names such as Ironsbottom and Pitfield in the locality. In 1845, a school was built which moved in 1914 to its current location. To this day it still provides an idyllic location, with the River Mole on its Eastern edge. With around 350 homes, it has won the Best Kept Village competition on several occasions and is also home to the fifteenth century church, St Bartholomews.
Leigh has its own nursery, Leigh Lollipops, which boasts a recently updated outdoor area. It is also served by North Downs Primary School which operates across Brockham, Betchworth and Leigh. It also has a large playground, situated next to Leigh’s cricket club and not far from the Villages two lovely traditional pubs, the Plough and the Seven Stars.