Langton Long Blandford, Dorset
Langton Long Blandford, a parish in Dorsetshire, on the river Stour, I mile SE of Blandford station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint railway. Post town, Blandford. Acreage, 1811; population, 242. The manor, with Langton House, belongs to the Farquharson family. A lepers' hospital was in the parish before the time of Edward I. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £310 with residence. The church was rebuilt by the patron in 1862 at a cost of about £2000; is in the Later English style, cruciform, of flint with stone bands, and has a pinnacled tower 57 feet high.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Langton-Long-Blandford All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Blandford (1835-)|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the middle of the 16th century. The original register books are now deposited with the Dorset Archives Service, but have been digitised by Ancestry.co.uk and made available on their site (subscription required).
Church of England
All Saints (parish church)
The parish church of All Saints, rebuilt in the Transition style in 1862 at a cost of £2,000, is of stone and flint and consists of chancel, nave of three bays, transepts, south porch, and an embattled western tower with pinnacles containing 3 bells: there are three memorial windows in the chancel and various other stained windows, and an ancient brass with an illegible date: the church affords 200 sittings.
Photo © Emma Batty-Smith
Langton Long Blandford was in Blandford Registration District from 1837 to 1956 and Poole Registration District from 1956 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Langton Long Blandford from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848
- Hunt & Co.'s Directory of Dorsetshire, Hampshire, & Wiltshire 1851
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.
Online maps of Langton Long Blandford are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the Dorset County Chronicle and the Sherborne Mercury online.
Villages, Hamlets, &c
The Visitation of Dorset, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.