In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Langton like this:
LANGTON-NEAR-HORNCASTLE, a parish in Horncastle district, Lincoln; 2 miles SW of Horncastle r. station. Post-town, Horncastle. Acres, 980. Real property, £1,372. Pop., 226. Houses, 52. The manor belongs to the Crown. A tower, built by Lord-Treasurer Cromwell, 60 feet high, and containing a spiral staircase of brick, stands solitarily on a moor within the neighbouring parish of Martin. ...
The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £184.* Patron, the Bishop of Lincoln. The church has a bell-turret, and is good. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel and two alms-houses.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Langton, in East Lindsey and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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