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.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Langton Long Blandford has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of North Dorset. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Langton Long Blandford and units named after it.
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: 28th July 2014
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