Langford, Essex

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Coordinates: 51°44′58″N 0°39′41″E / 51.74934°N 0.66126°E / 51.74934; 0.66126

Langford
Langford is located in Essex
Langford
Langford
 Langford shown within Essex
OS grid reference TL838089
District Maldon
Shire county Essex
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Maldon
Postcode district CM9 4
Dialling code 01621
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Witham
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Langford is a village on the Dengie peninsula close to Maldon in the English county of Essex. It is part of the Wickham Bishops and Woodham ward of the Maldon district.[1]

Its name is derived from "long ford", referring to the crossing of the River Blackwater that the village grew up around.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Langford is recorded in the Domesday Book as Lagheforda.[citation needed]

Langford was a possession of Beeleigh Abbey until 6 June 1536 when during the dissolution of the monasteries, King Henry VIII removed the property from the abbey's ownership.[citation needed] The Langford and Ulting railway station on the Witham-Maldon branch line was open from 1848 until 1964 when it was closed as part of the Beeching closures.[citation needed]

Religious sites[edit]

The local parish church is St. Giles. The exact age of the church is not known, but it is generally considered to be of Norman construction.[citation needed] The church was restored in 1881.[2]

Landmarks[edit]

Langford Mill on the River Blackwater

The Museum of Power is located in the former Southend Waterworks Langford Pumping Station. The museum also has a miniature railway, which offers passenger rides.[3]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Langford, Essex at Wikimedia Commons