Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for LAUGHTON-EN-LE-MORTHEN

LAUGHTON-EN-LE-MORTHEN, a village and a township in Rotherham district, and a parish partly also in Worksop district, and all in W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on a rising ground, 4¼ miles N by E of Kiveton Park r. station, and 7 SE of Rotherham; suffered much in the wars of the Roses; is irregularly built; and has a post office, of the name of Langhton, under Rotherham. The township comprises 3, 545 acres. Real property, £5, 568. Pop., 736. Houses, 163. The parish contains also the townships of Letwell, Gildingwells, and St. John Throapham. Acres, 6, 255. Pop., 1, 033. Houses, 220. The manor of Langhton belongs to A. F. B. St. Leger, Esq.; and that of Letwell to Sir Thomas W. White, Bart. Thurcroft Hall is the seat ofF. Young, Esq. There is a Roman camp. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of St. John Throapham, in the diocese of York. Value, £ 400. * Patron, the Archbishop of York. The parish church is chiefly early English; has a door of a previous edifice, either Saxon or early Norman; and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with tower and spire 185 feet high. The church of St. John Throapham is ancient. Letwell also has a church; and is a p. curacy, annexed to Firbeck. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school, and charities £11.

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

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Feature Description: "a village and a township"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Yorkshire AncC
Place: Laughton En le Morthen

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