Kingsland  Herefordshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Kingsland like this:

KINGSLAND, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Leominster district, Hereford. The village stands in a fertile valley between the rivers Lug, Arrow, and Pinsley, near the line of a Roman road, and near the Leominster and Kington railway, 4 miles WNW of Leominster; is said to have had a castle, where King Merwald was buried; was once a market town; is well built, and of considerable extent; and has a station on the railway, a head post office, ‡ designated Kingsland, Herefordshire, and a fair on 11 Oct. ...

The parish includes the townships of Aston, Lawton, Street, Longford, and West Town. Acres, 4, 735. Real property, £8, 528. Pop., 1, 150. Houses, 263. The property is snbdivided. The manor belonged formerly to the Mortimers, and belongs now to the Rev. R. D. Evans. The battle of Mortimer's cross, in 1461, was fought on Kingsland-field, 2¼ miles NW of the village; and is commemorated by a monumental stone, erected there in 1799. The township of Street and the ancient mansion of Street-Court take name from the Roman road. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £800. Patron, the Rev. R. D. Evans. The church is ancient but good; has an embattled tower; and contains a piscina, sedilia, and several monuments. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and a school with £5 from endowment.-The subdistrict contains also seven other parishes, and part of another. Acres, 26, 892. Pop., 4, 855. Houses, 1, 045.

Kingsland through time

Kingsland is now part of Herefordshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Herefordshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Kingsland itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Kingsland in Herefordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 16th June 2021

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