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Abberton and Langenhoe Essex.jpg
Village sign for Abberton and Langenhoe
Location: 51°49’41"N, 0°54’40"E
Post town: Colchester
Postcode: CO5
Dialling code: 01206
Local Government
Council: Colchester

Langenhoe is a village and parish in the Winstree Hundred of Essex, to the south of Colchester. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 536, increasing to 572 at the 2011 Census.[1]

The village church was once reputed to be amongst the most haunted buildings in Essex.[2] This ancient church, which had been damaged in the Essex earthquake of 1884,[3] was closed to worship in 1955 and demolished in 1963 after it was deemed structurally unsafe.

The name Langenhoe is from the Old English for ‘long hill-spur’.[4]


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