Langley, Hampshire

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Langley Tavern
Langley is located in Hampshire
Location within Hampshire
OS grid referenceSU445011
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSouthampton
Postcode districtSO45
Dialling code023
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
50°48′29″N 1°22′08″W / 50.808°N 1.369°W / 50.808; -1.369Coordinates: 50°48′29″N 1°22′08″W / 50.808°N 1.369°W / 50.808; -1.369

Langley is a small village in the civil parish of Fawley in Hampshire, England. It is today part of the modern village of Blackfield.


The name Langley means "long wood/clearing".[1] Langley is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086, when it was held by Hugh of St Quentin.[2] In 1372 John Baron of South Langley and Julia his wife held a messuage and land in South Langley.[3] Thence the tenement passed indirectly to Richard Goolde and his wife Joan in 1413.[3] John Ludlowe held the land in 1482.[3] In 1500 the right of the Ludlowes to hold the manor (here so called for the first time) was fiercely disputed in the Court of Chancery by one William Fletcher.[3] The Ludlowes evidently won, for in 1609 Sir Edward Ludlowe sold the manor of Langley to Sir Walter Longe.[3] This united the manor of Langley to the manors of Cadlands (now beneath Fawley Refinery) and Holbury, all three following the same descent henceforward.[3] One part of the merged estate eventually became Langley Farm held by the Stanley family at the beginning of the 20th century.[3]

The modern village now lies on the site of the old manor house.[4] At the beginning of the 20th century Langley and Fawley were the only two villages in the parish.[3] With the growth of the village of Blackfield in the 20th century, Langley has effectively become part of Blackfield.


  1. ^ "Langley, Old Hampshire Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 4 April 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  2. ^ Domesday Map - Langley. There is a second Langley Archived 2012-07-30 at listed in the Domesday Book which was held by Cola the Huntsman. This second Langley is probably the manor of Langley near Colbury, because the name Colbury probably means "Cola's Estate", cf. Colbury, Old Hampshire Gazetteer
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Victoria County History, (1912), A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 5, Fawley
  4. ^ "Hampshire Treasures, Volume 5 (New Forest), Page 126". Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2011.

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