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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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16 December 2020
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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.

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

Parish Council Vacancy

Kingstone and Thruxton

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October 2020
Parish Council Vacancy

Kingstone & Thruxton Group Parish Council have vacancies for Parish Councillors for Kingstone as well as one for Thruxton

The Parish Council normally meet nine times each year with current meetings being held via Zoom

Would you like to make a difference?

For more information please contact the Parish Council's Clerk Lesley Hay by email thelesleyhay@hotmail.co.uk or by telephone 07540252828



Neighbourhood Development Plan

Kingstone and Thruxton

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October 2020
Neighborhood Development Plan

Kingstone and Thruxton Group Parish Council’s Neighbourhood Development Plan was adopted on the 1st December 2016.

The plan can be seen in full by clicking on the link below

Neighbourhood Plan as adopted

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