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Langdon Hills

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"LANGDON-HILLS, a parish in the hundred of BARSTABLE, county of ESSEX, 2½ miles (N. by E.) from Horndon on the Hill, containing 205 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry of Essex; and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £10. 3. 9., and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's, London. The church is dedicated to St. Mary and All Saints. From the summit of this range of hills, the loftiest in this part of the county, are some extremely fine and extensive prospects, especially towards the south, south-east, and south-west, of the metropolis; the whole river and vale of the Thames below London, and the hills and coast of Kent, as far as the Medway, being visible in clear weather." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]


  • Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911, which includes most copies held at the ERO, Wharf Rd, Chelmsford. More information on other ways to view these census returns on the Essex

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Historical Geography

  • Langdon Hills was a member of the Barstable Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Langdon Hills was a member of the Orsett Poor Law Union