Langworth

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Langworth
Langworth is located in Lincolnshire
Langworth
Langworth
Location within Lincolnshire
OS grid referenceTF0624076449
• London125 mi (201 km) S
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Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLincoln
Postcode districtLN3
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Lincolnshire
53°16′28″N 0°24′30″W / 53.274391°N 0.408270°W / 53.274391; -0.408270Coordinates: 53°16′28″N 0°24′30″W / 53.274391°N 0.408270°W / 53.274391; -0.408270

Langworth is a small village in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 6 miles (10 km) north-east from the city and county town of Lincoln, and on the A158 road Lincoln to Skegness road. It is in the civil parish of Barlings.

Community[edit]

The village has two public houses and two garages.

Langworth railway station, on the Great Central Railway Grimsby to Lincoln line, has closed, but the line still runs through the village, crossing the A158.

The village is in an area prone to flooding. The Environment Agency gives flood warnings for the Barlings Eau waterway, which runs just north-west of the village.[1] Particularly extensive flooding occurred in 2007.[citation needed]

Barlings Lane, Langworth

School

Langworth's Boulters primary school closed in 1989, after which its pupils transferred to the newly built Ellison Boulters School in neighbouring Scothern.

Church

Langworth church is dedicated to St Hugh.[2] The church is a 1960–62 rebuilding, by Haynes and Johnson of Brigg, of the Walmsgate Hall chapel, itself built in 1901. The material from the original chapel could not be used although the previous footprint was kept, and lengthened. Retained from the earlier chapel was the barrel vault roof construction, the surrounds to the windows, and sliding doors with their handles at the west end. Also the original font, organ, altar canopy and bronze lamps, and a plaque to Dallas-Yorke, son of Thomas Yorke, to whom the chapel was a memorial, remain. Plaster decoration, part Art Nouveau, part Pre-Raphaelite style, was lost in the rebuilding; Pevsner's view was that with the decoration "the chapel was one of the outstanding ensembles in England of the style of 1900".[3]

Village store

Langworth had a village store with a full time post office until the 2008/2009 post office closures. The village organised a campaign to keep it open, this included a web campaign (www.savelangworthpostoffice.co.uk no longer online) and direct action including a protest in front of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform[4] and a pedestrian crossing protest which caused long tailbacks on the A158.[5] This all failed and Post office Ltd closed the Langworth branch, resulting in the village store closing.

There is now a post office outreach service open in the Langworth memorial hall, three times a week.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Map of Langworth, Lincolnshire; Environment-agency.gov.uk. Retrieved 22 April 2012
  2. ^ "Langworth Parish Council"; Parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk. Retrieved 22 April 2012
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Harris, John; The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire pp. 293, 294; Penguin, (1964); revised by Nicholas Antram (1989), Yale University Press. ISBN 0300096208
  4. ^ "Post Office Protest Pictures | Getty Images". Getty Images. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Patrick Barkham, Jon Henley and Martin Wainwright on the closure of post offices | UK news | The Guardian". The Guardian. The Guardian. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Langworth Parish Council". Langworth Parish Council. Langworth Parish Council. Retrieved 22 January 2018.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Langworth at Wikimedia Commons