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Laughton En le Morthen  West Riding

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Laughton En le Morthen like this:

LAUGHTON-EN-LE-MORTHEN, a village and a township in Rotherham district, and a parish partly also in Worksop district, and all in W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on a rising ground, 4¼ miles N by E of Kiveton Park r. station, and 7 SE of Rotherham; suffered much in the wars of the Roses; is irregularly built; and has a post office, of the name of Langhton, under Rotherham. ...


The township comprises 3, 545 acres. Real property, £5, 568. Pop., 736. Houses, 163. The parish contains also the townships of Letwell, Gildingwells, and St. John Throapham. Acres, 6, 255. Pop., 1, 033. Houses, 220. The manor of Langhton belongs to A. F. B. St. Leger, Esq.; and that of Letwell to Sir Thomas W. White, Bart. Thurcroft Hall is the seat ofF. Young, Esq. There is a Roman camp. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of St. John Throapham, in the diocese of York. Value, £ 400. * Patron, the Archbishop of York. The parish church is chiefly early English; has a door of a previous edifice, either Saxon or early Norman; and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with tower and spire 185 feet high. The church of St. John Throapham is ancient. Letwell also has a church; and is a p. curacy, annexed to Firbeck. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school, and charities £11.

Laughton En le Morthen through time

Laughton En le Morthen is now part of Rotherham district. Click here for graphs and data of how Rotherham has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Laughton En le Morthen itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Laughton En le Morthen, in Rotherham and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/13266

Date accessed: 25th May 2019


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