Langton (St. Andrew)

LANGTON (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Malton, wapentake of Buckrose, E. riding of York; containing 328 inhabitants, of whom 256 are in Langton township, 3½ miles (S. S. E.) from Malton. The parish includes the township of Kennythorpe, and comprises by computation 3080 acres, of which about 600 are sheep-walks on the Wolds. The scenery is picturesque; and the soil of various kinds, clayey in the valleys, and on the hilly parts of a lighter nature. The village is neat and pleasant, situated on a bold acclivity rising from a small rivulet, and contains Langton Hall, a handsome mansion, the seat of Lieut.-Col. Norcliffe, who is lord of the manor, and chief proprietor of the soil. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £17. 4. 7., and in the patronage of the Crown; net income, £460. The church is a neat structure, built on the site of a more ancient edifice, in 1820, at a cost of £600, and contains 300 sittings. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

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

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