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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.

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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.

Latest Parish News

Rubbish Collections - Christmas & New Year Period



November 2023
Rubbish Collections

Revised rubbish collections over the festive season are as follows:

No collection on 25 December 2023 - collection will be on 30 December 2023.

No collection on 26 December 2023 - collection will be on 31 December 2023.

No collection on 1 January 2024 - collection will be on 6 January 2024.

All other collections remain the same, please ensure your bins are out before 6.30 am.

Kingstone BMX Bike Track Open


August 2023

Kingstone BMX Bike Track Open

After years of planning and many hours of hard work, a BMX bike track has officially been opened in Kingstone.

With support from Kingstone and Thruxton Group Parish Council and West Mercia’s local Policing Team, the track was constructed by a local Company, PB Yeomans Contracting Ltd, the dirt track is completely free to use and has already received rave reviews from local children and adults alike.

Councillor Warrillow from the Parish council said “I am thrilled to see this completed. The Track looks great and I am sure it will continue to develop over the years as the local young people of our village take ownership of its upkeep.

I would like to thank Connexus for allowing us to lease the land, PB Yeomans Contracting Ltd for their support in building the track and the local young people for their invaluable help and ideas during the construction.”

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