Langton-Long-Blandford (All Saints)

LANGTON-LONG-BLANDFORD (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Blandford, hundred of Pimperne, Blandford division of Dorset, ¾ of a mile (E. S. E.) from Blandford; containing 202 inhabitants. The parish comprises 1100 acres. The soil is chiefly chalk, alternated with clay, the former occurring in the arable, and the latter in the pasture, lands; the surface is diversified with hills, and the lower grounds are watered by the Stour. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £13. 10.; net income, £379; patron, J. T. Farquharson, Esq. The church had a chantry in honour of St. Mary and St. Thomas, and an hospital for lepers existed here in the reign of Edward I.

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

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