[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]
"LANGFORD, a parish in the hundred of Biggleswade, county Bedford, 2 miles S. of Biggleswade, its post town, and 4 north east of Shefford. It is a small agricultural village situated on the river Ivel. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Ely, value £240, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, is a stone structure with a tower. The church contains the brass of a priest bearing date 1540. The parochial charities produce about £5 per annum. The Wesleyans and Baptists have each a chapel. Thomas Alexander Rainsford, Esq., is lord of the manor."
"BOOT END, a hamlet in the parish of Langford, county of Bedfordshire, ¾ mile south of Langford."
"FLEXMORE END, a hamlet in the parish of Langford, county of Bedfordshire, ¾ mile south east of Langford."
"WATER END, a hamlet in the parish of Langford, county of Bedfordshire, ½ mile south of Langford."
The church of St. Andrew is an unpretending but ancient building of stone, consisting of chancel and nave of five bays, north aisle, south porch and a south tower containing 3 bells : there are a few ancient monuments : the church was partially restored in 1875 and was re-seated in 1884 in oak: a vestry has been erected in memory of the Rev. Henry Addington M.A. vicar 1850-71: a new organ was erected in 1885 : there are 360 sittings. The register dates from the year 1700. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
Here is a Wesleyan chapel, and there are charities amounting to £14 yearly, for bread and clothing. . [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
There are here three manors: the manor of Holme with Langford, of which the Dean and Chapter of Westminster are lords; the manor of Langford Rectory, of which the Hon. Mr. Justice Hawkins is lord; and the manor of Langford of which Francis John Gurney esq. is lord. [Kelly's Directory - Bedfordshire - 1898]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL186411 (Lat/Lon: 52.055559, -0.271646), Langford which are provided by:
Langford History Society, founded in 1983, is a small, friendly village society. They arrange a full programme of talks which take place in St Andrew's Church Hall in Langford and, in June and July, organise evening vistis to local places of interest.