How did the road get its name?
The road-name derives from Langet which means a narrow strip of land. For older residents of the village, this was a confusing name, as the western end of Brewers Lane (from the High Street to the junction with Chapel Street) had been known in the first half of the 20th century as Lanket Lane.
When did housing development begin?
The Lankets is a private development of 22 houses (five detached houses, two semi-detached houses and 15 terraced houses), built in the late 1980s on land which had once formed part of the grounds of Vine Lodge (now called Meadway House), 11 High Street (to the west of the footpath), and Chalcroft, 16 Old Post Office Lane (to the east of the footpath). In the 1990s, a bungalow was built in the back garden of Vine Lodge, and in 2006 a pair of semi-detached houses was built to the west of the footpath.
The numbers are 1-23 (no number 13), with the odd numbers on the north side and the even numbers on the south side.