Langley, Essex

Historical Description

Langley, a parish in Essex, adjacent to Herts, 5 ½ miles W by N of Newport station on the G.E.R., and 7 ½ WSW of Saffron Walden. Post town, Bishop Stortford; money order office, Clavering; telegraph office, Newport. Acreage, 1660; population, 378. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £167 with residence. Patrons, the Governors of Christ's Hospital. The church is a small building of flint and stone in the Early English style, and there are also Baptist and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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


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

Ancient County Essex
Ecclesiastical parish Langley St. John the Evangelist
Hundred Clavering
Poor Law union Saffron-Walden

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