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Steeple Langford, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Langford, Steeple, a village and a parish in Wiltshire. The village stands on the river Wylye, 2 miles from Wylye station on the G.W.R., and 6 NW of'Wilton. It has a post office under Bath; money order and telegraph office, Wylye. The parish includes the tithing of Hanging Longford, and comprises 3988 acres; population, 467. A well-preserved British camp, one of the best in England, is on a hill called Yarnborough Castle. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £420 with residence. Patrons, Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The church is ancient but good, was well restored in 1875, and contains a rich altar-tomb to the Mompessons.

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 CountyWiltshire 
Ecclesiastical parishSteeple Langford All Saints 
HundredBranch and Dole 
Poor Law unionWilton 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtSP3
Post TownSalisbury