Langton, Yorkshire

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East Riding
Cottages, Langton.jpg
Cottages in Langton
Grid reference: SE797671
Location: 54°5’37"N, 0°46’58"W
Post town: Malton
Postcode: YO17
Local Government
Council: Ryedale
Thirsk and Malton

Langton is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The village is about three and a half miles south from the market town of Malton. The population at the 2011 Census was less than 100.

The parish church is St Andrew's.

The gates of Langton Hall


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.[1] Their former home, Langton Hall, previously owned by their descendants, the Howard-Vyse family, and leased to Woodleigh School until 2012, is a Grade II listed building.[2]

Langton Hall was purchased by William Langton in 2019 (a coincidental namesake), who has undertaken a full restoration of the "decaying country pile after falling for its charms".[3][4]

In 1823 Langton the population was noted as 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.[5]

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  1. Bulmer's History and Directory of East Yorkshire (1892) reprinted on "Langton". GENUKI. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  2. National Heritage List 1175070: Langton Hall (Grade II listing)
  3. Dale, Sharon (28 February 2020). "A self-made property millionaire has restored Langton Hall. Now he plans to share it and fans of Gentleman Jack can’t wait". Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 9 March 2020. 
  4. Hyatt, Bethan; Rogerson, Nicky (12 February 2020). "The restoration of the Grade II listed Langton Hall near Malton". Yorkshire Life. Retrieved 9 March 2020. 
  5. Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 362