Langtoft, East Riding of Yorkshire
Langtoft shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
|Population||492 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Unitary authority||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Ceremonial county||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||YO25 3xx|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||East Yorkshire|
The chronicler Pierre de Langtoft took his name from the village. Also resident in the village during the same era was Margaret De Langtoft, who later became one of the five nuns that formed the Sisterhood of Rosedale Priory.
In the centre of the village is the village green which used to be pond. Some people still refer to this site as the pond. There is a monument to the people of the village that died in the two wars.
The village itself was flooded in 1657 and 1892. A plaque can be found commemorating the floods on the corner of Back Street and Front street that reads:
|“||In commemoration of the great flood of Langtoft April 10th 1657 Height of flood unknown. Also the great flood of Langtoft July 3rd 1892 Height of flood 7½ feet.||”|
Minor flooding can be seen on Front Street during heavy rain and in 2007 the 'pond' flooded causing the road to be closed.
There is a village pub, The Ship Inn, there is also a hotel 1 mile north of the village called The Old Mill. The village shop shut in 2007 and the post office in 2004. Several other small businesses are, however, present and thriving in the village. Broadband is available after a scheme to connect all Yorkshire villages by Yorkshire Forward. Broadband is also available over WiFi using Wireless mesh network in a project started before ADSL was made available. There is also a primary school although this recently announced the closure of the junior years which means that children will now catch the school bus to Driffield.
The village has grown over the past few years with many new houses being built. There is a joke that Langtoft is the village with "a house in every garden" reflecting the fact that a lot of homeowners' land has been sold to developers who have then built on it.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Langtoft.|
- "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Langtoft CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
- "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Langtoft CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 May 2008.
- English Heritage. "Church of Saint Peter (1083356)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
- "The Old Mill Hotel, Langtoft near Driffield on the Yorkshire Wolds in the East Riding of Yorkshire". old-mill-hotel.co.uk. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
- Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 7.