Langford, Steeple, or Great Langford (All Saints)

LANGFORD, STEEPLE, or Great Langford (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Wilton, hundred of Branch and Dole, Salisbury and Amesbury, and S. divisions of Wilts, 5¾ miles (N. W.) from Wilton; containing 626 inhabitants. It is situated on the river Wiley, upon the road to Bath, and comprises 3941 acres, of which 469 are common or waste. A fair for sheep and horses is held on the 4th of October, upon the site of an old British camp named Yarnborough Castle. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £34. 0. 7½., and in the gift of Corpus Christi College, Oxford: the tithes have been commuted for £720, and the glebe comprises 45½ acres.

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

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