Langtree is a
villageand parishin north Devon, England, situated about 4 miles south-west of Great Torringtonand 8 miles south of Bideford. Its name means "tall tree". TorridgeDistrict Council and Devon County Council are responsible for local government, while for religious administrative purposes it is part of the Archdeaconry of Barnstapleand the Diocese of Exeter.
As well as
houses and farms, Langtree village contains:
* All Saints' Church – a 13th-century
* Langtree Community School and Nursery Unit, a state-funded
primary school. It was built in 1929 and was extended in 1992 and 1998-1999.
* A modern Parish Hall, which attracted attention in 2003 by staging the
controversial pantomime"Snow White and the Seven Asylum Seekers", written by Bob Harrod.
* The Green Dragon
* A shop and
Langtree parish also includes the smaller village of
An entry in "White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Devonshire" (1850) reads:"LANGTREE is a considerable village, 3 1/2 miles S.W. of Great Torrington, and has in its parish 911 souls, and 4028
acres(16 km²) of land, including the hamletsof Stowford and Week. The Trustees of the late Lord Rolle own most of the soil, and are lords of the manors of Langtree and Stowford, and patrons of the rectory ... The Church has a towerand five bells, and contains several neat monuments. There was anciently a chapel at Cross hill. The National School, built in 1840, is supported by the rector." The school referred to was situated next to the church and later used as a village hall.
"The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland" (1868) adds:"The village, which is considerable, is wholly agricultural. The
soilis clayey, but in some parts rich, producing good crops of wheatand barley. The prevailing timberis oakand pine. The roadfrom Torrington to Holsworthy and Launceston passes through the parish. The titheshave been commuted for a rent-charge of £510. The living is a rectoryin the diocese of Exeter, value £348. The church, dedication unknown, is an ancient stone structure, with a tower containing five bells. There was formerly a chapel-of-ease at Cross-Hill. The parochial charities produce about £55 per annum. There is a parochial school for both sexes, in which a Sunday-school is also held. The Baptistsand Bible Christians have each a chapel. The trustees of the late Lord Rolle are lords of the manor."
UK national grid reference for centre point of Langtree: SS451156
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