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East Langton

Description in 1871:
"LANGTON (EAST), a township, with a village, in Church Langton parish, Leicester; adjacent to the Market-Harborough and Leicester railway, 3½ miles N of Market-Harborough. Acres, 994. Real property, £2,840. Pop., 303. Houses, 73."
John Marius Wilson's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72
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Census

  • The parish was in the Market Harborough sub-district of the Market Harborough Registration District.
     
  • The 1851 Census for Leicestershire has been indexed by the Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society. The whole index is available on microfiche. The society has also published it in print.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
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

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter and is the "mother church" for the Langton parishes.
     
  • The church was built before 1615.
     
  • The church was thoroughly restored in 1866.
     
  • The church seats 287.
     
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1581 for baptisms, 1654 for marriages and 1651 for burials.
     
  • Another source quotes a date of 1569 for the start of the register.
     
  • The church is in the rural deanery of Gartree (first portion).
     
  • A Congregational chapel was built here in 1881.
     
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Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Market Harborough sub-district of the Market Harborough Registration District.
     
  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
     
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Description and Travel

East Langton is a parish, a township and a village in Leicestershire, close to the route of the old Roman Road that runs southeast out of Leicester. It is about 86 miles north of London, 12 miles south-east of Leicester city and 4 miles north of Market Harborough. The parish covers 1,055 acres and includes all of the township of East Langton.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, it is probably easiest to take the B6047 arterial road north out of Market Harborough. East Langton will be just off the road to the east.
     
  • Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of the Langton Crossroads where the B6047 forces a decision. This photograph, on Geo-graph, was taken in October, 2007.
     

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which East Langton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

  • The parish was largely used for grazing land.
     
  • In 1894 Mr. John W. LOGAN built the Village Hall.
     
  • Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of The Bell public house, on Geo-graph taken in October, 2007.
     
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Names, Geographical

  • East Langton is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word for an enclosure, meaning "long town".
     
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Politics and Government

  • The place was an ancient township in Leicester county and became a modern Civil Parish in December, 1866, when it was split off from Church Langton.
     
  • The parish is in the ancient Gartree Hundred in the southern division of the county.
     
  • On 25 March, 1885, this parish was reduced in size when the "Vendy's Lodge" area was transferred to Thorpe Langton Civil Parish.
     
  • On 25 March, 1885, this parish gained in size when portions of Thorpe Langton Civil Parish and West Langton Civil Parish were transferred to it.
     
  • In 1925 this parish gained about 63 acres when the Civil Parish borders in the area were "adjusted".
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Market Harborough petty session hearings held every other Tuesday.
     
  • In 1898 Messrs LOGAN and HEMINGWAY opened a Cottage Home for 12 children of men who had been permanently injured on public works.
     
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Market Harborough Poorlaw Union.
     
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Population

 Year Inhabitants
1871 245
1881 242
1891 225
1901 252
1911 244
1921 230
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Schools

  • The chilkdren of this parish attended schools in nearby parishes until 1912.