Langham, Rutland

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Coordinates: 52°41′42″N 0°45′00″W / 52.695°N 0.750°W / 52.695; -0.750

Langham
Church of St Peter and St Paul, Langham - geograph.org.uk - 82547.jpg
SS Peter and Paul parish church
Langham is located in Rutland
Langham
Langham
 Langham shown within Rutland
Area  4.56 sq mi (11.8 km2[1]
Population 1,042 2001 Census[2]
    - Density  229 /sq mi (88 /km2)
OS grid reference SK845115
    - London  87 miles (140 km) SSE 
Unitary authority Rutland
Shire county Rutland
Ceremonial county Rutland
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Oakham
Postcode district LE15
Dialling code 01572
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Rutland and Melton
Website Langham Village
List of places
UK
England
Rutland

Langham is a village and civil parish in Rutland in the East Midlands of England. The village is about 2 miles (3 km) north-west of Oakham, on the A606 main road linking Oakham and Melton Mowbray.

It has two pubs, the Wheatsheaf and the Noel Arms, and a Church of England primary school. Langham Lodge is a Grade II listed house on the edge of the village.[3]

The Church of England parish church of Saints Peter and Paul[4] dates in part from the late 13th century and is a Grade I listed building.[5] There is also a Baptist Chapel, built in 1854.

Notable inhabitants include Simon Langham, a 14th-century monk who became Archbishop of Canterbury.

Ruddles Brewery was based in Langham from its foundation in 1858 until it was closed in 1997. The water from the local well was said to give the beer a unique character and quality, which enhanced the brewery's reputation. The site of the brewery has now been demolished and replaced by a housing development.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A vision of Britain through time". University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 14 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Rutland Civil Parish Populations". Rutland County Council. 2001. Retrieved 14 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "Langham Lodge". 
  4. ^ St Peter & St Paul Langham
  5. ^ "Church of St Peter and St Paul". National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. 14 June 1954. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 

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