Langtoft, Lincolnshire

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Langtoft is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population2,045 (2011)
OS grid referenceTF122126
• London80 mi (130 km) S
Civil parish
  • Langtoft
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtPE6
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°41′59″N 0°20′28″W / 52.699631°N 0.34113°W / 52.699631; -0.34113Coordinates: 52°41′59″N 0°20′28″W / 52.699631°N 0.34113°W / 52.699631; -0.34113

Langtoft is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 2,045.[1] It lies on the A15 road, about 10 miles (16 km) north from Peterborough and about 8 miles (13 km) east from Stamford, and on the edge of The Fens.

Signpost in Langtoft

Langtoft falls within the drainage area of the Welland and Deepings Internal Drainage Board.[2]


Langtoft has grown in the last 10 years as new housing estates have been built such as that on Aquila Way. The village has a general store-cum-post office, a hairdressers and car salesroom. The Waggon and Horses public house is on the village main road; the original pub was built in the 19th century, burned down in 1888, but was rebuilt.[citation needed]

The village hall holds events, including performances by a local amateur dramatics group and a ladies choir. A new flag pole and clock was added in 2002 at the time of the Queen's Golden Jubilee.[citation needed]

Langtoft Primary School educates about 210 children. The school was founded in 1859, moving to its present site in 1986. Its own wind turbine was installed in 2007. As of 2021 the headteacher is Mr. J McCullough.


Langtoft Grade I listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Michael, originating in the 13th century, with additions to the 19th.[3] It is unusual in that it has no stained glass windows; it has undergone considerable restoration work involving new roofs, plumbing and a bell, the work starting in 1994 and finishing in 2004.[citation needed]

Langtoft is an ecclesiastical parish with the same boundaries as the civil parish, and part of the West Elloe Deanery of the Diocese of Lincoln. The parish is part of the Ness group, sharing the same incumbent, the Revd Canon Janet Beadle.[4]

In the church grounds is Langtoft's war memorial to those who fought in the First and Second World Wars, with the inscription: "To the memory of those who fell in the Great War 1914-1918 and World War 1939-1945. Greater love hath no man than this. That he lay down his life for his friends. – John XV".[5]

Local Government[edit]

Langtoft is served by a Parish Council, two District Councillors who represent Casewick Ward on South Kesteven District Council and a County Councillor representing Deepings East Division on Lincolnshire County Council. The current District Councillors elected in May 2011 and re-elected in 2015 are Kelham Cooke (Con) and Rosemary Trollope-Bellew (Con). The Lincolnshire County Councillor elected in 2017 is Barry Dobson (Con).


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  2. ^ Welland and Deepings Internal Drainage Board; Retrieved 22 April 2012
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St. Michael, Langtoft (1062653)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Langtoft P C C" Archived 28 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine; Retrieved 22 April 2012
  5. ^ Langtoft Archived 27 May 2007 at the Wayback Machine; Retrieved 22 January 2009

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