Langton  Lincolnshire


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

LANGTON-NEAR-HORNCASTLE, a parish in Horncastle district, Lincoln; 2 miles SW of Horncastle r. station. Post-town, Horncastle. Acres, 980. Real property, £1,372. Pop., 226. Houses, 52. The manor belongs to the Crown. A tower, built by Lord-Treasurer Cromwell, 60 feet high, and containing a spiral staircase of brick, stands solitarily on a moor within the neighbouring parish of Martin. ...

The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £184.* Patron, the Bishop of Lincoln. The church has a bell-turret, and is good. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel and two alms-houses.

Langton through time

Langton 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 itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th January 2021

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