LANGTON: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.
"LANGTON, a parish in the wapentake of Buckrose, East Riding county York, 3 miles S. of Malton, its railway station and post town. The village, which is small, is situated near the river Derwent, on the Wolds. The parish contains the township of Kennythorpe. The soil in the valleys is clayey, but in the uplands it is of a lighter quality. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York, value £460, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, was almost entirely rebuilt in 1822, at a cost of £600. It has a tower containing two bells, and a fine E. window. The interior contains monuments of the Norcliffe family, and an ancient font. The charities produce about £5 per annum. There is a National school for both sexes, built in 1841. The Wesleyan Methodists have a place of worship. A short distance from the village is a triangular-shaped camp, supposed to be British. The Hall is a stone building surrounded by well-wooded grounds. Major-General Norcliffe is lord of the manor. A pleasure fair is held on Whit-Monday."
"KENNYTHORPE, a township in the parish of Langton, wapentake of Buckrose, East Riding county York, 3 miles E. of Malton."
[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013