Great Langton, Yorkshire

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Langton St Andrew

Parish History

Langton St Andrew is an Ancient Parish and includes both Great and Little Langton.

LANGTON, GREAT, a parish, in the union of Northallerton, wapentake of Gilling-East, N. riding of York; including the township of Little Langton, and containing 252 inhabitants, of whom 160 are in Great Langton township, 5½ miles (W. N. W.) from Northallerton. It comprises by computation 1550 acres, whereof 750 are in Great Langton township. The few houses here that give name to the parish, are so near the brink of the river Swale, that they are in frequent danger of being swept away. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £6. 10. 10.; net income, £294; patron, the Rev. T. M. Hunt. The church is a small edifice, without aisles or tower, and stands in a retired situation about half a mile from the village. The old rectory-house, and two acres of glebe, are said to have been washed away by the river.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 28-30. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51094 Date accessed: 10 April 2011.

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Great Langton like this:

LANGTON (GREAT), a township and a parish in Northallerton district, N. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Swale, 4 miles NW of Ainderby r. station, and 5½ NW by W of Northallerton; and has a post-office under Northallerton. Acres, 856. Real property, £1,063. Pop., 137. Houses, 31.—The parish contains also the township of Little Langton, and comprises 1,840 acres. Real property, £2,276. Pop., 239. Houses, 47. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £310.* Patron, the Hon. Capt. Duncombe. The church is a plain but good edifice, without a tower. There is a national school.

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Poor Law Unions

Northallerton Poor Law Union, Yorkshire

Probate records

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