Tur Langton, Leicestershire, LE8 0PJ

Tur Langton, Leicestershire, LE8 0PJ

Date of visit: 22nd February 2020

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tur Langton (derived from the Anglo-Saxon word for an enclosure, meaning “long town”) is a small village and civil parish in the Harborough district, in the heart of Leicestershire in England. Tur Langton is home to St Andrews Church and The Crown Inn, situated in the centre of the village. The next nearest settlement of significant size is the civil parish Kibworth Harcourt, found approximately 2 km west of Tur Langton. According to the 2011 census, Tur Langton had a population (including Shangton) of 316.

One of the earliest recorded mentions of the existence of Tur Langton is found in the Domesday Book of 1086. However, in the Domesday Book, Tur Langton is listed as ‘Terlintone’. Tur Langton’s present day name does not appear to have been established until at least the late 16th century, despite its inclusion in the small hundred of Langton in the 1130 Leicestershire Survey and the parish itself being recognised as part of the ecclesiastical parish of Church Langton since 1220.


Location Information

Location – what3words:///ladders.blackbird.splashes
Location – UK Postcode LE8 0PJ
Location – OS Grid Ref: 471420, 294580
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.544402, -0.948283
Location – Northing / Westing 52°32’39.8″N 0°56’53.8″W