Place:Langton, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesLantonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates54.0937°N 0.7827°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoNorton Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the parish was situated
Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district in which it is now located
Buckrose Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Langton is a village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated south from the market town of Malton.

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.

The village was historically the seat of the Norcliffe family. 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.

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.

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Langton was located in Norton Rural District. Historically, it was an ecclesiastical parish in the Buckrose Wapentake.

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