In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Langham like this:
LANGHAM, a village and a parish in Lexden district, Essex. The village stands near the river Stour, at the boundary with Suffolk, 3 miles NW by N of Ardleigh r. station, and 7 NNE of Colchester; is an ancient place; and has a post-office under Colchester. The parish comprises 2,896 acres. Real property, £4,984. Pop., 862. Houses, 185. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to the Duchy of Lancaster. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £640.* Patron, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. The church is ancient, has a tower, and was recently in disrepair. There are a Baptist chapel, and a national school.
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 Langham has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Colchester. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Langham and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Langham, in Colchester and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th November 2014
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