Langriville was created a township in 1812 near a ferry over the River Witham called Langrick Ferry (now Langrick village) from which the parish has taken its name. This parish consists of the portion of Wildmore Fen allotted to the Earl of Stamford & Warrington in lieu of his manorial rights over Armtree and Wildmore fens.
It was said by Pishey Thompson in his History and Antiquities of Boston, that the name probably came from "Long Creek" as it was the largest and longest creek in the fen, where about a mile north of the present village of Langrick there was a sluice erected in 1543.
The area was formerly belonging to Kirkstead Abbey as is evidenced by references made by the Boston Corporation records claiming rights on Armtree Fen in the early 17th Century.
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