eigh is a tiny village about 7 miles north west of Swindon in Wiltshire. All Saints is a very attractive church building, set in pleasant countryside. It was originally built at Upper Waterhay (about 1 mile from this site) around 1250. The stone from the nave was removed and used to build this church in 1897.
Only the chancel remains at the old site - once a year a service is held on the site of the original building, which is amid farmland. Known as The Old Chancel
, it is now cared for the by Churches Conservation Trust
The name is pronounced LYE - to rhyme with PIE but it is often mis-pronounced. Confusion arises when visitors ask directions without knowing pronounciation - there are three local villages whose names can be easily confused. There is (this village of) Leigh - pronounced rhyming with pie, and Leigh Delamere - pronounced LAY Delamere even though the spelling is the same and this village, and then there is Lea - pronounced to rhyme with TEA. This is what one villager told us anyway!
The church of All Saints is a Grade II* listed building - more information about the listing can be found at the Historic England
At the time of our visit we did not have a digital camera but mostly used a video camera and captured shots from it - unfortunately these are very poor quality. We do hope to return and re-take them.