Langton, North Yorkshire

Langton is a village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England. Until 1974 the village lay in the historic county boundaries of the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is situated 3.5 miles (6 km) south from the market town of Malton. The population at the 2011 Census was less than 100. Details are included in the civil parish of Birdsall, North Yorkshire.

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Cottages in Langton
Langton is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE797671
• London180 mi (290 km) S
Civil parish
  • Langton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMALTON
Postcode districtYO17
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
54°05′37″N 0°46′58″W / 54.093680°N 0.782740°W / 54.093680; -0.782740Coordinates: 54°05′37″N 0°46′58″W / 54.093680°N 0.782740°W / 54.093680; -0.782740
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.[1][2]

The village was historically the seat of the Norcliffe family.[3] 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.[4]

Langton Hall was purchased by William Langton in 2019 (namesake coincidence), who has undertaken a full restoration of the "decaying country pile after falling for its charms".[5][6]

In 1823 Langton was a civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and the Wapentake of Buckrose. The parish church, dedicated to St Andrew, and the parish living was under the patronage of the King. Population at the time was 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.[7]


  1. ^ Darley, Karen (26 May 2010). "A Visit to Woodleigh School in Langton". Gazette & Herald. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  2. ^ Metcalfe, Claire (23 November 2006). "Langton" Archived 1 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Gazette & Herald. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  3. ^ Bulmer's History and Directory of East Yorkshire (1892) reprinted on "Langton". GENUKI. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Langton Hall (1175070)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Hyatt, Bethan, and Rogerson, Nicky (12 February 2020). "The restoration of the Grade II listed Langton Hall near Malton". Yorkshire Life. Retrieved 9 March 2020.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 362

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