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Langrick Church
Langriville is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population368 (Including Langrick. 2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTF271487
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBoston
Postcode districtPE22
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°01′17″N 0°06′21″W / 53.021392°N 0.105955°W / 53.021392; -0.105955Coordinates: 53°01′17″N 0°06′21″W / 53.021392°N 0.105955°W / 53.021392; -0.105955

Langriville is a civil parish in Lincolnshire, England, about 5 miles (8.0 km) north west of the town of Boston on the B1192, and on the banks of the River Witham.


Langriville was created a township in 1812 near a ferry over the River Witham called Langrick Ferry (now Langrick Bridge) from which the parish has taken its name. The 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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

According to William Marrat's History of Lincolnshire, there was a hermitage belonging to Kirkstead Abbey here.[5]


Saint Margaret of Scotland Church was built in Langrick village in 1828,[6] but was not dedicated until 20 April 1922.[7]

The registers of births and deaths date from 1831, and those of marriages from 1837.[7] The church was restored and redecorated in 1935, and further work was carried out in 1968.[7]


Population of Langriville Civil Parish
Year 1821 1831 1841 1851 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921 1931 1951 1961 2001 2011
Population[8] 195 202 221 292 505 397 337 398 376 410 316 336 421 368


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  2. ^ History of the County of Lincoln: from the earliest period to the present time, Vol II 1834. p. 100. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
  3. ^ Pishey Thompson (1856). History and Antiquities of Boston. Longman & Co. p. 360. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
  4. ^ Pishey Thompson (1856). History and Antiquities of Boston. Longman & Co. p. 173. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
  5. ^ History Of Lincolnshire. William Marrat. 1814. p. 410. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
  6. ^ "Boston UK". Langrick. Visitor Retrieved 21 April 2011.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ a b c "Langriville Parish Council Website". Retrieved 21 April 2011.
  8. ^ "Vision of Britain". Retrieved 24 August 2011.