Photo of St Michael and All Angels parish church, Kingstone, Herefordshire, seen from the southwest by Philip Halling, some rights reserved.

Kingstone Herefordshire Family History

Kingstone is an Ancient Parish in the county of Herefordshire.

Parish church: St Michael

Parish registers begin: 1659

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Kingstone old school Built in 1837 as the original school for Kingstone and Thruxton. The copyright on this image is owned by Jonathan Billinger and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Abbey Dore
  • Madley
  • Treville
  • Thruxton
  • Eaton Bishop
  • Clehonger
  • Allensmore

Historical Description

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Kingstone, a parish in the district and county of Hereford; 3½ miles NW by W of Tram-Inn r. station, and 6 SW of Hereford. Post town, Madley, under Hereford. Acres, 1, 991. Real property, £3, 386. Pop., 460. Houses, 109. The property is divided among a few. Part of the land is under hops. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Thruxton, in the diocese of Hereford. The church is Norman, was recently restored, has a new tower, and contains several monuments. There are a Baptist chapel, and charities £80.

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

Kingstone Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Kingstone, 6m. S.W. Hereford. P. 501.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

Kingstone, a parish in the hundred of Webtree, county of Hereford, 7 miles (W. S. W.) from Hereford, containing 406 inhabitants. The living is a discharged Vicarage, consolidated with the rectory of Thruxton, rated in the king’s books at £6. 6. 8., endowed with £200 royal bounty, and in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Dean of Hereford. The church is dedicated to St. Michael.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831


  • County: Herefordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Hereford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Dean of Hereford
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Hereford
  • Poor Law Union: Dore
  • Hundred: Webtree
  • Province: Canterbury