Langton Long Blandford, Dorset

Historical Description

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.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Dorsetshire
Diocese Salisbury
Ecclesiastical parish Langton-Long-Blandford All Saints
Hundred Pimperne
Poor Law union Blandford (1835-)
Registration district Blandford
Registration sub-district Blandford

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

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).


Churches

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.
Langton Long All Saints
Photo © Emma Batty-Smith


Civil Registration

Langton Long Blandford was in Blandford Registration District from 1837 to 1956 and Poole Registration District from 1956 to 1974


Directories & Gazetteers

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Maps

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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

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Dorset, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.