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Langton by Spilsby
 
Langton by Spilsby, Cottage
Langton by Spilsby, Cottage
Langton by Spilsby, Cottage

This quaint circular Cottage Orné in Langton by Spilsby (TF 392704) probably dates from the early 19th century.

(Curiously, Langton by Horncastle also has a 'Cottage Orné', though a less elaborate example that this. Dwellings of this type are quite uncommon in Lincolnshire.)


Frank Robinson, 2009

Langton By Spilsby, cottage orne,
Langton by Spilsby, sheep walks
Langton by Spilsby, sheep walks
Langton by Spilsby, sheep walks

These steep slopes near Langton are extensively terraced and have served as sheep walks in modern times.

These features are said to be strip lynchets of medieval origin - though popular legend claims they were ‘Roman vineyards’!

Frank Robinson, February 2013

Langton By Spilsby, strip lynchet, sheep walk
Langton by Spilsby, St Peter & St Paul
Langton by Spilsby, St Peter & St Paul
Langton by Spilsby, St Peter & St Paul

The church of St Peter and St Paul at Langton by Spilsby was built in the 1720s.

It still has its original interior, with box pews facing across the nave, three-decker pulpit and west gallery.

John Betjeman rated it "one of the most attractive and interesting churches in Lincolnshire and therefore in England".

Samuel Johnson presumably came here when he visited his friend Bennet Langton, who lived in the former Old Hall in the village.

Frank Robinson, 2009

Langton By Spilsby, St Peter & St Paul church, Samuel Johnson, Bennet Langton, three-decker pulpit,
Langton by Spilsby, St Peter & St Paul
Langton by Spilsby, St Peter & St Paul
Langton by Spilsby, St Peter & St Paul

View from the south-west shows the classical stone doorway and the overhanging eaves.

The materials are red brick (laid in Flemish bond) with limestone and greenstone dressings.

September 2015

Langton By Spilsby, St Peter & St Paul church
Langton by Spilsby, St Peter & St Paul
Langton by Spilsby, St Peter & St Paul
Langton by Spilsby, St Peter & St Paul

The church has five bays with arched windows in typical Georgian style.

There are smaller blank panels above each window in all elevations.

September 2015 

Langton By Spilsby, St Peter & St Paul church
Langton Hall
Langton Hall
Langton Hall

This was the last grand house built by the Langtons in the village of Langton by Spilsby.

It was designed by James Fowler of Louth and erected at a cost of £8000 in the 1860s.

The house, in continual occupation by the Langtons, was extended in the 1870s and demolished in the 1950s.

More details about this house and its owners can be found in T R Leach and R Pacey's book, 'Lost Lincolnshire Country Houses: Volume 1', published by SLHA.  Buy a copy.

Langton By Spilsby, James Fowler