North Leigh

There are two roads that lead into North Leigh from the main road, both lined with 20th century houses. The older part of the village is where these two roads meet and here there are are a few thatched cottages. But despite the older cottages in the centre of the village, compared with other villages in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds North Leigh is not exactly a pretty village.

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As well as some older cottages the village pub is in the centre of the village, and there is also the remains of an old windmill, currently without its sails.

The village church, St. Mary's, is at the extreme north end of the village some walk down a hill. The church is a mixture of styles. The original church was Saxon but a series of alterations were carried out between the 12th and 18th centuries. North Leigh also has a Methodist church

Two Roman villas have been excavated in the parish. One, known as North Leigh Roman Villa, about half a mile north of the nearby hamlet of East End is under the care of English Heritage and is open to the public.

North Leigh is just off the A4095 road about mid-way between Witney and Long Hanborough.

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