East Langton

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Church Langton St Peter church stained glass by Heaton, Butler and Bayne

East Langton (derived from the Anglo-Saxon word for an enclosure, meaning "long town")[1] is a village and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. The parish also includes Church Langton. It is near Kibworth and Market Harborough, and the parish according to the 2001 census had a population of 351. Church Langton church tower is a landmark to travellers from the south and the whole building is finely proportioned.[2] The church has an organ given by the Revd William Hanbury, vicar for 25 years from 1753.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saxons on the Edge". Time Team. Season 15. Episode 8. 2008-02-24. http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/T/timeteam/2008/knave-hill/index.html.
  2. ^ Betjeman, J. (ed.) (1968) Collins Pocket Guide to English Parish Churches: the North. London: Collins; p. 167
  3. ^ Firth, J. B. (1926) Highways and Byways in Leicestershire. London: Macmillan; pp. 201-08

External links[edit]

Media related to East Langton at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°31′N 0°55′W / 52.517°N 0.917°W / 52.517; -0.917