There was once a Premonstratensian Abbey here, called Barlings Abbey, founded in 1154 by Ralph and Richard de HAYE and dedicated to Saint Mary. The Abbey had its own church, some 300 feet in length. The great tower fell down around 1757.
The remaining fragment of Barlings Abbey is a Grade II listed structure with British Heritage.
The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Edward.
The church is of apparent Norman origin, built of stone in the 11th century.
The whole church was taken down and rebuilt in 1875-6.
The church seats only 120.
The church is a Grade II listed structure with British Heritage.
There is a photograph of St. Edward's Church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.
The Anglican parish registry dates from 1626, but no marriages were registered between 1775 and 1831.
The Lincolnshire FHS has a Loan Library service which has the parish registers on microfiche for Baptisms from 1626 to 1812 and Marriages from 1626 to 1812.
The LFHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Lawres Deanery to make your search easier.
Langworth hamlet was home to a Mission Church of St. Hugh (see St. Edward for records) and a Wesleyan Methodist chapel, erected in 1857, as well as a small Free Methodist chapel. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
The village of Barlings does not appear on the web page author's Ordnance Survey Motoring Atlas. But the village sits along the Barlings River. Langworth sits astride the Langworth River. If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the old Roman Road to Wragby (now the A158 trunk road) northeast out of Lincoln until you get to Langworth.
This place was an ancient parish of Lincolnshire and became a Civil Parish when those were established.
The parish was in the ancient Lawress Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
This parish has joined with several local parishes to form a Joint Parish Council. You may contact them regarding civic or political matters, but they are NOT staffed to help you with family history searches.