In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Langport like this:
Langport.-- market town and par. (Langport Eastover) with ry. sta., Somerset, on river Parret, 12 miles NW. of Yeovil, 171 ac., pop. 897; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Tuesday. A charter was granted to this town by James I. It supports a considerable trade chiefly by boat traffic with Bridgwater, the articles of commerce being coal, timber, iron, salt, and bricks.
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 Langport has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of South Somerset. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Langport and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Langport in South Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 18th December 2014
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