St Bartholomew's, Leigh

This attractive fifteenth century church (click on picture) built of Reigate stone stands at the edge of Leigh village green.  Parts of the church probably date back to an earlier century.  The ancient oak beside the lych-gate is said to be five hundred years old. In 1980 the stone belltower and wooden belfry were replaced by the present tower and bellcote.  In the chancel, the entrance to the vestry is the original priest's doorway, predating the vestry. All the original timbers were replaced in 1855, when, it is thought, the old box pews were removed.  The manorial stalls with poppy-head ends, and the pulpit are said to have been made from wood of a single elm felled on the Leigh Place estate.  Post Code: RH2 8RF