Langton by Wragby



  • The parish was in the Wragby sub-district of the Horncastle Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2365
1871 R.G. 10 / 3378
1891 R.G. 12 / 2597

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Giles.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1766, then again in 1866.
  • The church seats 170.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Giles' Church on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2005.
  • Here is a photo of St. Giles Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):



Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1653.
  • The Bishop's Transcripts start in 1561.
  • The LFHS has published several marriage indexes for the Horncastle Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Lincolnshire Archives holds copies of the overseers of the poor accounts, 1773 - 1817.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Wragby sub-district of the Horncastle Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.

Description & Travel

Langton by Wragby is both a village and a parish in the Wolds, one mile southeast of Wragby. Hatton parish lies to the east and Apley parish to the southwest. The parish covers about 2,550 acres and includes the hamlets of Low Langton, Langton Hill and Strubby.

Langton village lies astride the old Horncastle Road (now the A158 trunk road). If you are planning a visit:

  • Visit the Lincolnshire Trust George Leachman Memorial Reserve at grid co-ordinates TF 1475. The reserve is situated on the north side of the minor road known as Hoop Lane, which joins the B1202 Wragby to Bardney road with the A158 Lincoln to Skegness road. Access is across a grass field on the west side of Hoop Lane Farm.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.



Historical Geography

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



  • Neil THEASBY has a photograph of the Manor House on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2015.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF149769 (Lat/Lon: 53.276641, -0.278298), Langton by Wragby which are provided by:


Military History

  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the memorial window in St. Giles' Church for both Stephen Langton and the eight men who perished in World War I, taken in September, 2007.

Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Wraggoe Wapentake in the East Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Langton Wood, formerly an "extra-parochial" area, is included in this parish.
  • For today's district governance, see the East Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Wragby petty session hearings on the first Thursday of every month.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Horncastle Poor Law Union.


Year Inhabitants
1801 144
1811 173
1821 193
1831 206
1841 262
1851 287
1871 351
1881 296
1891 250
1901 203
1911 188
1931 152
1951 138
1971 105


  • A National School was built here in 1871 to handle 58 children.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.