Place:Langton (near Malton), East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameLangton (near Malton)
Alt namesLangtonsource: from redirect
Lantonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.0937°N 0.7827°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoBuckrose Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was located
Norton 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
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Since 1974 Langton has been 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 UK census was less than 100. Details are included with the neighbouring civil parish of Birdsall, North Yorkshire.

The village was historically the seat of the Northcliffe family. Their former home, Langton Hall, now owned by their descendants, the Howard-Vyse family, is a Grade II listed building.

In 1823 the population 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. The parish church, dedicated to St Andrew, and the parish living was under the patronage of the King. (Source: Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York)

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Langton was originally an ancient parish in Buckrose Wapentake in the East Riding of Yorkshire. In 1866 the status of civil parish was introduced and this was taken on by most ancient parishes and also by their subsidiary townships if they were of any size at all. In 1866 both Langton and its township of Kennythorpe became civil parishes. In 1894 they each became part of the Norton Rural District of the East Riding.

In 1974 rural districts were abolished and the border between the East Riding of Yorkshire and the North Riding of Yorkshire was realigned. The North Riding changed its name to North Yorkshire. Since 1974 Langton has been in North Yorkshire, specifically within the Ryedale District.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Langton.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Langton.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Langton provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time provides links to three maps of the East Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. These maps all expand to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
  • For a discussion of where to find Archive Offices in Yorkshire, see GENUKI.
  • Yorkshire has a large number of family history and genealogical societies. A list of the societies will be found on the Yorkshire, England page.

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