Place:


Langport  Somerset

 

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.

Langport through time

Langport is now part of South Somerset district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Somerset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Langport itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Langport in South Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/13032

Date accessed: 24th September 2017


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