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Langley, Essex

Historical Description

Langley, a parish in Essex, adjacent to Herts, 5½ miles W by N of Newport station on the G.E.R., and 7½ 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 & 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 parishLangley St. John the Evangelist 
Poor Law unionSaffron-Walden 

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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 districtCB11
Post TownSaffron Walden