Huntington (near Kington), Herefordshire Family History Guide

Status: Chapelry

Parish church: St Thomas of Canterbury

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1754; see also Kington
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660

Nonconformists include: Independent

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HUNTINGTON, a parish and a hundred in Herefordshire. The parish lies on the river Arrow, adjacent to Radnorshire, 4 miles SW of Kington r. station; is in Presteigne district; and has fairs on 18 July and 13 Nov. Post town, Kington. Acres, 1,937. Real property, £2,227. Pop., 260. Houses, 50. The property is divided among three. Ruins exist of an ancient castle, built for the defence of the marches. The living is a rectory, annexed to the vicarage of Kington, in the diocese of Hereford. The church is modern, and has a wooden bell turret. There are an Independent chapel and a free school, the latter with £118 a year from endowment. The hundred contains also seven other parishes. Acres, 27,909. Pop., 6,028. Houses, 1,255.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

HUNTINGTON, a parish, in the union of Kington, hundred of Huntington, county of Hereford, 4½ miles (W. S. W.) from Kington; containing 262 inhabitants. The parish is intersected by the river Arrow, and situated on the borders of Wales, comprising by computation 2120 acres; the pastures are luxuriantly rich, and the dairy-farms under excellent management. Fairs for horses, sheep, and cattle, are held on the 18th of July and 13th of November. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Kington. The church is an ancient structure, said to have been built with the materials of an adjoining castle, formerly a place of great strength, the baronial residence of the Bohuns. There is a place of worship for Independents. A school was endowed in 1791, by Edward Goff, Esq., with five small tenements and £1000 in money: the income is £118.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Church Records

Bishop's transcripts for Huntington, 1661-1846

Parish registers for Huntington, 1754-1837

Church Records - Indexes

Computer printout of Huntington near Kington, Herefs., Eng

Census

Census returns for Huntington, 1841-1891

Taxation

Land tax assessments for the parish of Huntington (near Kington), 1781-1830

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

County: Herefordshire
Civil Registration District: Presteigne
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Hereford
Rural Deanery: Weobley
Poor Law Union: Kington
Hundred: Huntington
Province: Canterbury