Langtoft, Lincolnshire

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Coordinates: 52°41′59″N 0°20′28″W / 52.699631°N 0.34113°W / 52.699631; -0.34113

Langtoft
Langtoft is located in Lincolnshire
Langtoft
Langtoft
 Langtoft shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF122126
    - London 80 mi (130 km)  S
Civil parish Langtoft
District South Kesteven
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PETERBOROUGH
Postcode district PE6
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Grantham and Stamford (UK Parliament constituency)
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Langtoft is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies on the A15 road, about 10 miles (16 km) north from Peterborough and about 8 miles (13 km) east from Stamford, and on the edge of The Fens.

Signpost in Langtoft

Langtoft falls within the drainage area of the Welland and Deepings Internal Drainage Board.[1] It is administered through a Parish Council.[2] It has two District Councillors and a County Councillor.

Community[edit]

Langtoft has grown in the last 10 years as new housing estates have been built such as that on Aquila Way. The village has a general store-cum-post office, a hairdressers and car salesroom. The Waggon and Horses public house is on the village main road; the original pub was built in the 19th century, burned down in 1888, but was rebuilt.[citation needed]

The village hall holds events, including performances by a local amateur dramatics group and a ladies choir. A new flag pole and clock was added in 2002 at the time of the Queen's Golden Jubilee.[citation needed]

Langtoft Primary School educates about 210 children. The school was founded in 1859, moving to its present site in 1986. Its own wind turbine was installed in 2007. As of 2014 the headteacher is Mr. J McCullough.

Church[edit]

Langtoft Grade I listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Michael, originating in the 13th century, with additions to the 19th.[3] It is unusual in that it has no stained glass windows; it has undergone considerable restoration work involving new roofs, plumbing and a bell, the work starting in 1994 and finishing in 2004.[citation needed]

Langtoft is an ecclesiastical parish with the same boundaries as the civil parish, and part of the West Elloe Deanery of the Diocese of Lincoln. The parish is part of the Ness group, sharing the same incumbent, the Revd Canon Janet Beadle.[4]

In the church grounds is Langtoft's war memorial to those who fought in the First and Second World Wars, with the inscription: "To the memory of those who fell in the Great War 1914-1918 and World War 1939-1945. Greater love hath no man than this. That he lay down his life for his friends. – John XV".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Welland and Deepings Internal Drainage Board; Wellandidb.org.uk. Retrieved 22 April 2012
  2. ^ Civil "Langtoft Parish Council"; Parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk. Retrieved 22 April 2012
  3. ^ "Church of St. Michael, Langtoft", National Heritage List for England, English Heritage. Retrieved 22 April 2012
  4. ^ "Langtoft P C C"; Lincoln.anglican.org. Retrieved 22 April 2012
  5. ^ Langtoft; Homepages.which.net. Retrieved 22 January 2009

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