In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Langton Long Blandford like this:
LANGTON-LONG-BLANDFORD, a parish in Blandford district, Dorset; on the river Stour, 1 mile SE of Blandford r. station. Post-town, Blandford. Acres, 1,808. Real property, £2,503. Pop., 174. Houses, 37. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Langton House, belongs to J. J. Farquharson, Esq. ...
A lepers' hospital was in the parish before the time of Edward I. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £379.* Patron, J. J. Farquharson, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1864, at a cost of about £3,000; is in the later English style, cruciform, of flint with stone bands; and has a pinnacled tower, 57 feet high.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Langton Long Blandford in North Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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