Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for LANGFORD (STEEPLE)

LANGFORD (STEEPLE), a village and a parish in Wilton district, Wilts. The village stands on the river Wiley, near Wiley r. station, 5½ miles NW of Wilton; and has a post-office under Bath. The parish includes the tything of Hanging-Langford, and comprises 3,941 acres. Real property, with Little Langford, £4,222. Pop., 628. Houses, 141. The property is divided among a few. Traces of an ancient British camp are on a hill called Yarnborough Castle. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £594.* Patron, Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The church is ancient but good; and contains a rich altar-tomb to the Mompessons.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Steeple Langford CP/AP       Wilton RegD/PLU       Wiltshire AncC
Place: Steeple Langford

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