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Langton, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Langton, a village, a township, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The village is prettily situated in a valley of the Wolds, 3 miles SSE of Malton railway station. It has a post office under Malton; money order and telegraph office, Malton. The township comprises 2288 acres; population, 191. The parish contains also the township of Kennythorpe. Acreage, 2827; population, 259. The manor, with Langton Hall, belongs to the Norcliffe family. Traces of an anoint British camp exist near the village. The living is a rectory, with Malton annexed, in the diocese of York; net value, £412 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was almost wholly rebuilt in 1822, has a fine E window and a tower, and contains an ancient font, and monuments of the Norcliffes. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and a school, supported entirely by the lord of the manor.

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


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

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Ecclesiastical parishLangton St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionMalton 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO17
Post TownMalton