Langford, Essex

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Langford
Langford is located in Essex
Langford
Langford
 Langford shown within Essex
Population 161 (2011)[1]
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
List of places
UK
England
Essex

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

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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Maldon District Council, official site". Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  3. ^ "The Church of St Giles, Langford - official site". Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  4. ^ "The Museum of Power Official site". Retrieved 2008-12-06. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Langford, Essex at Wikimedia Commons