Langham is a chapelry of Oakham Ancient Parish in Rutlandshire.

Parish church: St. Peter and St. Paul

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559 see also Oakham
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1707

Nonconformists include: Independent, Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LANGHAM, a village and a parish in Oakham district, Rutland. The village stands 1¼ mile E of the boundary with Leicestershire, and 1¾ NW of Oakham r. station; and has a postal letter-box under Oakham. The parish comprises 3,250 acres. Real property, £5,381. Pop., 636. Houses, 146. The land belongs chiefly to the Earl of Gainsborough, Lord Aveland, and E. G. Baker, Esq. Ranksborough Hill was the seat of a Roman settlement, and is now a meet for the Cottesmere hounds. There is a large brewery. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Oakham, in the diocese of Peterborough. The church is early decorated English; presents interesting features; and comprises nave, aisles, and transept, with tower and spire. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, a free school, a national school, and charities £54. Simon de Langham, archbishop of Canterbury, was a native.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

LANGHAM (St. Peter and St. Paul), a parish, in the union and soke of Oakham, county of Rutland, 2 miles (N. W.) from Oakham; containing 591 inhabitants. It comprises by measurement 2809 acres, of which 601 are arable, 1368 pasture, 16 woodland, 81 roads and waste, and the remainder meadow. Good stone is quarried for building and for the roads. The Oakham and Melton canal passes through the parish. The living, with that of Brooke, is annexed to the vicarage of Oakham. The church is a very handsome structure. There are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans. A school is supported by a bequest from the Rev. H. Forster; and the poor have bequests amounting to £49. 16. per annum.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

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County: Rutlandshire
Civil Registration District: Oakham
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Peterborough (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Peterborough
Rural Deanery: Rutland
Poor Law Union: Oakham
Hundred: Oakham Soke
Province: Canterbury

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