Langton by Spilsby  Lincolnshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Langton By Spilsby like this:

LANGTON-BY-SPILSBY, a parish, with a village, in Spilsby district, Lincoln; on a branch of the river Steeping, 3 miles N of Spilsby, and 5 W by S of Willoughby r. station. Post-town, Spilsby. Acres, 1,590. Real property, £2,117. Pop., 188. Houses, 33. The property has belonged, for eight centuries, to the family of Langton. ...

The family mansion, Langton Hall, was burned in the time of Henry VI., and has been thrice rebuilt,—the last time in 1866. Cardinal Langton, of the time of King John, Dr. W. Langton, of the time of James I., and Bennet Langton, the friend of Dr. Johnson, were born here. Three barrows, called Spellow hills, are near the village. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £340.* Patron, B. Langton, Esq. The church is modern, in the Grecian style; and has an octagonal tower. There are a parochial school, and some charities.

Langton by Spilsby through time

Langton By Spilsby is now part of East Lindsey district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Lindsey has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Langton By Spilsby itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Langton by Spilsby, in East Lindsey and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th January 2019

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