Langar (St. Andrew)

LANGAR (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union, and N. division of the wapentake, of Bingham, S. division of the county of Nottingham, 10½ miles (E. S. E.) from Nottingham; containing 309 inhabitants. This parish, including the chapelry of Barnstone, comprises 3825a. 3r. 5p.; the soil is fertile, and the surface highly picturesque. Langar Hall is a handsome residence, finely situated. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £10. 7. 11.; net income, £208; patron, J. Wright, Esq. The tithes were commuted for land, on the inclosure of the parish; the glebe altogether comprises 345 acres. The church, which is near the Hall, is a large cruciform edifice with a richly-ornamented tower, and has several monuments of the lords Scroope, one of which, in memory of Lord Scroope who died in 1609, and his lady, is remarkably elegant. It also contains a monument to the memory of the distinguished officer, Admiral Earl Howe, who died August 5th, 1799, and was buried here. There is a chapel of ease at Barnstone.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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