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Thorpe Langton (Thorp Langton)

Description in 1877:
"LANGTON-THORPE, a township in Church-Langton parish, Leicester; 3 miles N by E of Market-Harborough. It has a post-office under Market-Harborough. Real property, £1,947. Pop., 120. Houses, 36. A church is here, as a chapel to Church-Langton; is a small old edifice, comprising nave, aisles, chancel, and S porch, with pinnacled-tower and octagonal spire; and was about to be restored in 1864, at a cost of 1,000."
[John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Walesn," 1870-72]


Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 589
1861 R.G. 9 / 2251
1871 R.G. 10 / 3226
1891 R.G. 12 / 2492
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Church History

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

This village and parish lie just 4 miles north of Market Harborough, just off of the A6 trunk road. Thorpe Langton may be considered a suburb of Market Harborough. The parish is 14 miles southeast of Leicester city and is bound on the west by the Grand Union Canal and on the south and east by the River Welland. The parish covers 1,175 acres.

The parish is almost purely residential and the village is home to the Baker's Arms pub. If you are planning a visit:

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Politics and Governance

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Poorhouses, Poor Law.

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    Year  Inhabitants
1841 160
1861 120
1871 127
1881 83
1891 108
1901 106
1911 103
1921 83
2001 171
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