Langton

LANGTON, a township, in the parish of Gainford, union of Teesdale, S. W. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 8 miles (N. W. by W.) from Darlington; containing 99 inhabitants. This place, under the appellation of Langadun, was one of the vills surrendered by Bishop Aldhune to the earls of Northumberland; it long formed part of the estate of the Nevills, was included in their forfeiture, and is now the property of the Duke of Cleveland. Langton-Grange was for some years the residence of the Countess Dowager of Darlington. The township comprises 1061a. 2r.: a magnesian limestone-quarry is in full operation. The vicarial tithes have been commuted for £61. 16., and the impropriate for £118. 2. 9., payable to Trinity College, Cambridge.

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

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