Langley


Langley

Langley may refer to:

People

*Langley is a surname, often a habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English "lang" (meaning ‘long’) + "lēah" (meaning ‘wood’ or ‘glade’).
*Samuel Pierpont Langley, a scientist and early experimenter in manned flight
*Thomas Langley, bishop of Durham, Cardinal and Lord Chancellor
*Langley, a powerful Lancashire family who owned much land around Middleton and Prestwich near Manchester from the 14th Century, descended from the de Langleys, who came to Britain with William the Conqueror. The family included:
** Sir Robert Langley, appointed Dean of York in 1386, though his appointment was blocked by Pope Boniface IX due to his part in the murder of King Richard II
**Charles Langley, elected Bishop of London and Archbishop of York in 1404, despite opposition from Rome; the Pope went on to excommunicate Langley as well as the king, who had promoted him

Places

Langley is the name of several places:

Canada

*Langley, British Columbia (district municipality), a district municipality in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia
*Langley, British Columbia (city), an urban municipality next to the Township of Langley (separately incorporated)
*Langley (electoral district), a Canadian federal electoral district in British Columbia, which encompasses the above city and district municipality of Langley, British Columbia, as well as numerous Indian reserves named Langley No. 1, Langley No. 2, Langley No. 3 and so on
*Langley (provincial electoral district), a provincial electoral district centred on Langley, British Columbia

France

* Langley, Vosges, a commune in the Vosges "département"

England

;Settlements
*Langley, Cheshire
*Langley, Derbyshire
*Langley, Essex
*Langley, Gloucestershire
*Langley, Hampshire
*Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire
*Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
*Langley, Hertfordshire (between Hitchin and Codicote, approx. 20 km NE of Abbots Langley and Kings Langley)
*Langley, Kent
*Langley Park, Norfolk (site of a private school)
*Langley Street, Norfolk (a village near the school)
*Langley, Northumberland
*Langley, Oxfordshire
*Langley, Greater Manchester, an area of Middleton.
*Langley, Sandwell
*Langley, Slough in Berkshire, also known as "Langley Marish" - formerly in Buckinghamshire
*Langley, Somerset
*Langley, Warwickshire
*Langley, West Sussex
*Langley Burrell, Wiltshire
*Langley Common, Derbyshire
*Langley Heath, Kent
*Langley Green, Crawley near Crawley in West Sussex, England.
*Langley Green, Sandwell near Sandwell in the West Midlands of England.
*Langley Lower Green, Essex
*Langley Upper Green, Essex
*Langley Mill, Derbyshire
** Langley Mill Pottery, a former pottery maker;Landmarks
* Langley Castle, in Northumberland, England, and its associated medieval Prescriptive Barony, originally held by the Tyndall family
* Langley Chapel in Shropshire, England, a preserved 17th century Anglican church
*Langley Park, Durham
*Langley Street, Norfolk

USA

*Langley, Arkansas
*Langley, Oklahoma
*Langley, South Carolina
*Langley, Virginia, most famous as home to the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency
*Langley, Washington
*Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia
*Langley Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
*Langley High School, McLean, Virginia
*Langley Island (Maryland)
*Langley Island (Massachusetts)
*Langley Park, Maryland
*Langley Research Center (NASA) in Hampton, Virginia
*Langley Street, Georgia
*Mt. Langley (California)

chools

* Langley School (Loddon) in Norfolk, England
* Langley Grammar School in Berkshire, England
* Langley Academy, Slough in Berkshire, England
* Langley High School (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania, United States
* Langley High School, in McLean, Virginia, United States
* Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School, Middleton, Manchester, England (named after Cardinal Thomas Langley)

Things

* The langley (unit), a unit of measurement of solar radiation
* The Langley extrapolation, a technique for measuring the Sun's radiance from ground-based instrumentation
* The Langley Schools Music Project, a recording
* Langley (constructor), a former racing car constructor

hips

Two United States Navy ships have borne the name "Langley", after the American scientific pioneer Samuel Pierpont Langley:
* USS "Langley" (CV-1), the first aircraft carrier of the Navy, converted from the collier "Jupiter" in 1922, and sunk in February 1942 by the Japanese
* USS "Langley" (CVL-27), a light aircraft carrier commissioned in 1943, active in World War II, and transferred to France in 1951


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