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Langtoft, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population492 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceTA010667
• London180 mi (290 km) S
Civil parish
  • Langtoft
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtYO25
Dialling code01377
UK Parliament
List of places
54°05′14″N 0°27′25″W / 54.087163°N 0.457053°W / 54.087163; -0.457053Coordinates: 54°05′14″N 0°27′25″W / 54.087163°N 0.457053°W / 54.087163; -0.457053

Langtoft is a small village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated 6 miles (10 km) north of Driffield town centre, and on the B1249 road between Driffield and Foxholes.

According to the 2011 UK census, Langtoft parish had a population of 492,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 457.[2]


The name Langtoft is derived from Old Norse lang or Old English lång 'long' and Old Norse topt 'site of a house'. It has etymological homonymy with Langtoft, Lincolnshire and Lanquetot (Normandy, Languetot 12th century).[3][4]


In 1823 Langtoft was a civil parish in the Wapentake of Dickering and the Liberty of St Peter's. Population at the time was 416. Occupations included thirteen farmers, two butchers, three shoemakers, two tailors, two grocers, a blacksmith, a corn miller, a stonemason, and the landlords of the George & Dragon and Nelson public houses. Carriers operated between the village and Driffield once a week.[5]

The chronicler Pierre de Langtoft took his name from the village. Also resident in the village during the same era was Margaret De Langtoft, who later became one of the five nuns that formed the Sisterhood of Rosedale Priory.[citation needed]

In the centre of the village is the village green which was a pond, and is still referred to as such by some.[citation needed]

There is a monument to the villagers who died in the two World Wars.[citation needed]

The village was flooded in 1657 and 1892. A plaque on the corner of Back Street and Front Street commemorates the floods with the words: "In commemoration of the great flood of Langtoft April 10th 1657 Height of flood unknown. Also the great flood of Langtoft July 3rd 1892 Height of flood 7½ feet."

Front Street floods to a minor extent during heavy rain. In 2007 the 'pond' flooded causing closure of the road.[citation needed]


Langtoft primary school
Langtoft primary school

The church dedicated to St Peter was designated a Grade I listed building in 1968 and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England.[6]

The village public house is The Ship Inn which closed in 2015 due to lack of village support. The village shop closed in 2007, and the post office in 2004. Some small businesses are present in the village.

Broadband is available through a scheme to connect all Yorkshire villages by Yorkshire Forward.[citation needed] Broadband is also available over WiFi using Wireless mesh network in a project started before ADSL was made available.

There used to be a primary school, which closed in July 2013. There is a school-bus service to nearby schools.

The village has grown over the past few[quantify] years with new houses being built. An estate development, however, has currently[when?] halted as the site is for sale. The previous developer ran out of money.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Langtoft Parish (1170211214)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Langtoft Parish (00FB085)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  3. ^ Smith, A. H. (1937). The place-names of the East Riding of Yorkshire and York. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 97. OCLC 764541932.
  4. ^ Ekwall, Eilert (1960). The concise Oxford dictionary of English place-names (4 ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 287. ISBN 0-19-869103-3.
  5. ^ Baines, Edward (1823). History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York. pp. 361, 362.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Church of Saint Peter (1083356)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 7.
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