Lower Langford

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Lower Langford
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Lower Langford
Lower Langford is located in Somerset
Lower Langford
Lower Langford
 Lower Langford shown within Somerset
Population 600 
Civil parish Churchill & Langford
Unitary authority North Somerset
Ceremonial county Somerset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bristol
Postcode district BS40
Dialling code 01934
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Weston-super-Mare
List of places
UK
England
Somerset

Coordinates: 51°20′24″N 2°46′55″W / 51.34°N 2.782°W / 51.34; -2.782

Lower Langford is a village within the civil parish of Churchill in the unitary authority of North Somerset, England. It is located on the western edge of the Mendip Hills about 8 miles (12.9 km) east of Weston-super-Mare. It was a village built around estate of Sidney Hill who was the original inhabitant of the village. The estate is now the University of Bristol School of Veterinary Science.

School[edit]

Churchill C.E.V.C. Primary School is the primary school serving both Churchill and Langford. It has around 200 pupils ages 4 to 11. The school was newly built in 2002 after relocating from its former location at Ladymead Lane. Churchill Community Foundation School and Sixth Form Centre is the state-run secondary school and specialist Arts College serving the villages of North Somerset. It has around 1,540 students between the ages of 11 and 18 and is located in the adjacent village of Churchill.

Amenities[edit]

The village has one pub, The Langford Inn. The village also has a football club, Budgens, hairdresser and had a Post Office until it closed in May 2010. The village is also served by nearby pubs the Stag and Hounds and the Churchill Inn, Churchill Memorial Hall, Churchill Doctor's Surgery which is twinned with the Wrington Medical Practice to form the Wrington Vale Group. Also in the parish are a fish and chip shop, the Winston Manor Hotel and a bed and breakfast, all of which are close to the Churchill-Langford border.

Churches[edit]

The village is home to two churches, St Mary's and Langford Evangelical Church. Both churches are fairly small in size. St Mary's is used by the various Christian oriented children's clubs.

St Mary's was built in 1900 on land donated by Sir John Lintorn Arabin Simmons, G.C.B., G.C.M.G, R.E.[1]

Landmarks[edit]

Langford Court was built in 1651 and renovated in the early 19th century and again in 1875. It has been designated as a Grade II listed building.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The history of St Mary's". St Mary's Church. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  2. ^ "Langford Court". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 

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