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Langham, Essex

Historical Description

Langham, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands near the river Stour, at the boundary with Saffolk, 4 miles NW by N of Ardleigh station on the main line of the G.E.R., and 6 NNE of Colchester; is an ancient place, and has a post office under Stratford St Mary (S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Stratford St Mary. The parish comprises 2997 acres; population of the civil parish, 606; of the ecclesiastical, 590. The manor belongs to the Nocton family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £440 with residence. Patron, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Early English style. There are also Baptist and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 parishLangham St. Mary 
Poor Law unionLexden and Winstree 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Postal districtCO4
Post TownColchester