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Kingstone and Thruxton

The parishes of Kingstone and Thruxton are situated south west of Hereford and centrally between the Wye Valley and the Golden Valley. It has an area of 991 hectares and is part of the Wormside Ward. The boundary runs along Cage Brook to the north above the Madley Earth Satellite Station. As far as Pool Farm.

Thruxton to the east and Thruxton Valletts wood to the south. Its western boundary includes Gooses Foot Industrial Estate and Farm. Kingstone was recorded in the Domesday Book but was in existence long before that. It was a small agriculture village until the Second World War.

Upcoming Meeting

05 October 2022

Parish Council Meeting

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06 October 2022

Parish Council Meeting

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At the time of the Domesday Book it had about 50 inhabitants. By the time of the first census in 1801 the population had risen to 372 and by 1851 had peaked at 510. In 1901 it had fallen to 347 and before the War in 1931 was down to 292 as agriculture mechanised. In 1951 the population had risen dramatically to 1,161 and in the last census 1,331 lived in the Group Parish. The population density is 1.34 persons per hectare against a county figure of 0.80.

Thruxton’s population by comparison was 1801 – 75, 1851 – 71, 1901 – 67 and 1931 – 49.

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St Bartholomew's Church, Thruxton

During the War the construction of the Madley Airfield (with a large amount of the site and buildings within the Kingstone boundary) increased the local population. Following the War many stayed, being housed in converted military buildings. This huge increase in population has dramatically altered the character of the Village. Initially the building of Green Lane then Coldstone Cross in the early 50’s re-housed those accommodated in the temporary buildings. Kingstone is now a commuter community with the large majority travelling to work outside the village. Less than 7% are now employed in agricultural work.

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Talk Community Website

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August 2023
Talk Community

Sponsored by Herefordshire Council  providing a wide range of information on organisations, groups, activities, events, advice and help available both locally and nationally to members of the public and professionals. 

"Talk Community are bringing Herefordshire together, by connecting people to services, groups, community hubs, events, and information to help them stay well.

We want our residents, businesses, community leaders and council to all play their part, to make Herefordshire a better place to live and work.

From little acts of kindness, like looking out for your neighbours, or volunteer-run community hubs across the county, offering information and signposting, to partnerships with the police and NHS."

Click here for the Talk Community website homepage.

Age UK - Computer Cafe

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September 2022
Age UK - Computer Cafe

Age UK - Kingstone Computer Café

Starting on 7th September, a 6 week course with sessions on a Wednesday, 1.30pm – 2.30pm at the Bull Ring Inn, Kingstone. Increase your confidence and boost your independence:

  • Join social media and connect with others.
  • Order groceries and access health services.
  • Play games online.
  • Send and receive emails.

Whether you have a Laptop, Tablet or Smartphone - drop in and see us at The Bull Ring Inn, Kingstone, Hereford, HR2 9HE.

Contact Alison Fletcher to express your interest in attending:-

Tel: 0800 008 6077

Mob: 07920113824

Email: referralhub@ageukhw.org.uk

Web: www.ageukhw.org.uk

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