"LANGPORT, (or Langport Eastover) a parish, market town, and municipal borough in the hundred of Pitney, county Somerset, 4½ miles W.S.W. of Somerton, 10 S.E. of Bridgwater, and 130 from London. It is a station on the Yeovil branch railway from Durston. It is situated on the great Western road, and on the river Parret. This town, which is of great antiquity, is called Lanport in Domesday Survey, at which time it was a royal burgh, containing thirty-four resident burgesses, and had a revenue of £79 10s. 7d., a very large sum in those days. It was anciently moated round, and returned members of parliament in the reign of Edward I. In the civil war of Charles I., being considered a commanding station, it was alternately held by the royalists and parliamentary forces. It is now an insignificant town, containing, in 1861, 1,141 inhabitants. The main street is very narrow, but the upper part being on a hill commands extensive views." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003
- David Cheek's transcript of some of the Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials from Langport Parish Registers.
- The section of The National Gazetteer (1868) relating to this parish - transcribed by Colin Hinson.
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You can see the administrative areas in which Langport has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- The Ordnance Survey 1:10560 County Series 1st edition (c.1884-1887) map of the area provided by Somerset Heritage Centre.
- The Ordnance Survey 1:10560 County Series 2nd edition (c.1900) map of the area provided by Somerset Heritage Centre.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST422270 (Lat/Lon: 51.039451, -2.826061), Langport which are provided by:
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- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)