Langton, North Yorkshire

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Langton is located in North Yorkshire
Langton shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE797671
• London 180 mi (290 km) S
Civil parish
  • Langton
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MALTON
Postcode district YO17
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
54°05′37″N 0°46′58″W / 54.093680°N 0.782740°W / 54.093680; -0.782740Coordinates: 54°05′37″N 0°46′58″W / 54.093680°N 0.782740°W / 54.093680; -0.782740

Langton is a village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated 3 miles (5 km) south from the market town of Malton. The population at the 2011 Census was less than 100. Details are included in the civil parish of Birdsall, North Yorkshire.

Langton Hall was the home of Woodleigh School, an independent preparatory school founded in 1929 by the educationalist Arthur England, from 1946 until the school's closure in 2012. There is also a small state primary school, Langton Community School with around 80 pupils.[1][2]

The village was historically the seat of the Norcliffe family.[3] Their former home, Langton Hall, now owned by their descendants, the Howard-Vyse family, and leased to Woodleigh School until 2012, is a Grade II listed building.[4]

In 1823 Langton was a civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and the Wapentake of Buckrose. The parish church, dedicated to St Andrew, and the parish living was under the patronage of the King. Population at the time was 280. Occupations included five farmers, two grocers, a tailor & draper, a butcher, a shoemaker, a schoolmaster, a parish constable, and the landlord of Horse Shoes public house who was also a blacksmith. A Major and Mrs Northcliffe were resident at the Hall.[5]



  1. ^ Darley, Karen (26 May 2010). "A Visit to Woodleigh School in Langton". Gazette & Herald. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Metcalfe, Claire (23 November 2006). "Langton" Archived 1 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine.. Gazette & Herald. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  3. ^ Bulmer's History and Directory of East Yorkshire (1892) reprinted on "Langton". GENUKI. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "Langton Hall (328794)". Images of England. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 362

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