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Leigh Woods
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The Church of St Mary
Leigh Woods shown within Somerset
OS grid reference ST560729
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRISTOL
Postcode district BS8
Dialling code 0117
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance Great Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
  • North Somerset
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SomersetCoordinates: 51°27′11″N 2°38′10″W / 51.453°N 2.636°W / 51.453; -2.636

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.

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. 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.

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.


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