A market town famous for its association with fictional vet James Herriot. The World of James Herriot details the life and times of the character and his real-life author, Alf Wight, who wrote many of his stories here. Across the road is the birthplace of Thomas Lord, founder of Lord's Cricket ground in London. The 15th century church of St Mary boasts a lovely beamed wooden roof, 15th century glass, and 16th century wall paintings.
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"Walter [the Fleming] himself holds Langford. It is assessed at 10 hides. There is land for 16 ploughs. In demesne are 4 hides and 1 virgate, and there are 4 ploughs, and there can be a fifth. There are 12 villans, 7 bordars and 5 slaves with 9 ploughs, and there can be 2 ploughs more. There are 2 mills rendering 26s8d, meadow for 16 ploughs and rendering 2s besides. From pasture 6s, and there is pasture besides for 300 sheep. There is woodland for 16 pigs. All together it is worth £1510s; when received £10. In the time of King Edward £15. Leofwine, a thegn of King Edward, held this manor, and there 1 sokeman had 1 hide and he could give it to whom he wished."
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Fordon, St James' Church- Fordon, Yorkshire, England
There's not much to the hamlet of Fordon, in the northern Yorkshire Wolds, so it is appropriate that the tiny little church here is the smallest active church in Yorkshire, and one of the smallest in Britain. Indeed, it hardly seems big enough to be a church at all. It has had a chequered history, falling out of use and then being reconsecrasted at least twice. It was reputedly used as … ... more