Status: Ancient Parish
Other places included in the parish: Aston, Lawton, Longford Street, Street Longford, West Town
Parish church: St. Michael
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1548
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
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 subdivided. 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.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.
Matthews William, Kingsland, grocer and cheesemonger, Oct. 5, 1838.
Ree John, Aston, Kingsland. Herefordshire, dealer & chapman, Dec. 30. 1828.
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Civil Registration District: Leominster
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Leominster
Poor Law Union: Leominster