Langham (St. Mary)

LANGHAM (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Lexden and Winstree, Colchester division of the hundred of Lexden, N. division of Essex, 5 miles (N. N. E.) from Colchester; containing 816 inhabitants. This parish, which is bounded on the north by the navigable river Stour, and is supposed to have derived its name from the great length to which it extends, comprises 2971a. 1r. 38p. of good land. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £17. 11. 0½., and in the patronage of the Crown in right of the duchy of Lancaster: the tithes have been commuted for £629. 4., and the glebe comprises 63 acres. The church is a small ancient edifice, and consists of a nave, south aisle, and chancel, with a tower. There is a place of worship for Baptists.

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

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