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Langham

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"LANGHAM, a parish in the Colchester division of the hundred of LEXDEN, county of ESSEX, 1¾ mile (W. by N.) from Dedham, containing 725 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Colchester, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £17. 11. 0½., and in the patronage of the Chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. There is a place of worship for Baptists. The navigable river Stour runs on the north of the parish. There is a small endowment for the instruction of children." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

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Census

  • 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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Church History

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Langham was a member of the Lexden Hundred

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law