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Its name is derived from the "long ford", referring to the crossing of the River Blackwater that the village grew up around.
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. 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.
- "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 23 September 2015.
- "Maldon District Council, official site". Retrieved 6 December 2008.
- Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.286.
- "The Church of St Giles, Langford - official site". Retrieved 6 December 2008.
- "The Museum of Power Official site". Retrieved 6 December 2008.
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