The Ancient Parish of LANGTOFT
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. © 2010]
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"LANGTOFT, a parish in the wapentake of Dickering and liberty of St. Peter's; 6
miles N. of Driffield. The church (see Churches for photograph) is dedicated to St. Peter and the living,
which is a vicarage, in the patronage of the Prebendary of Langtoft, is enjoyed
by the Rev. Jones Thompson. Pop. 416,
Peter Langtoft, an eminent Chronicler, so called from this place, was a Canon
regular, of the order of St. Austin, at Bridlington, and wrote a Chronicle of
England in French verse, in the time of Edward I. or II. which was afterwards
translated in the latter of those reigns, by Robert of Brunne, and edited by
Hearns in 1725. He died in the beginning of the reign of Edward II."
"COTTAM, in the parish of Langtoft, wapentake of Dickering, and liberty of St.
Peter's; 1¾ miles SW. of Langtoft, 5 miles NNW. of Driffield. Here is a Chapel
of Ease (see Churches for photograph) to Langtoft. Pop. 16."
- Here are photographs of Churches in the parish:
Cottam (on the Driffield on line site).
Langtoft (on the Driffield on line site).
- The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient)
parish, but I have no further information on them other than
the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
- (SE987657) Cottam Grange
- (SE999649) Cottam House
- (TA020675) Langtoft Field (now Field House)
- (SE997660) Langtoft Grange
- (TA010655) Tranmere House
- (TA002662) Woodbine Cottage (now Woodbine Farm)
- (TA001665) Wold House
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
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