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Langford, Essex

Historical Description

Langford, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands on the river Blackwater near its confluence with the Chelmer, and adjacent to the Maldon branch of the G.E.R., 1½ mile NW by N of Maldon, and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Maldon, money order and telegraph office, Heybridge. The parish comprises 1047 acres; population of the civil parish, 194; of the ecclesiastical, 224. Langford Grove is a chief residence. The Blackwater here was anciently much broader than now, and was crossed by a long ford, which gave name to the parish, and which was in use in the time of Edward the Confessor. The alluvial grounds formed by deposit of the river, and now meadow, are very fertile. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £203 with residence. The church is Early Norman, in good condition, and has a wooden spire.

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 CountyEssex 
Ecclesiastical parishLangford St. Giles 
Poor Law unionMaldon 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Postal districtCM9
Post TownMaldon