Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3DL
Date of visit: 10th June 2021
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kington is a market town, electoral ward and civil parish in Herefordshire, England. According to the Parish, the ward had a population of 3,240 while the 2011 census had a population of 2,626.
The name ‘Kington’ is derived from King’s-ton, being Anglo-Saxon for “King’s Town”, similar to other nearby towns such as Presteigne meaning “Priest’s Town” and Knighton being “Knight’s Town”.
Kington is to the west of Offa’s Dyke so presumably this land was Welsh in the 8th century AD. The land was held by Anglo-Saxons in 1066, but devastated. After the Norman Conquest Kington then passed to the Crown on the downfall of Roger de Breteuil, 2nd Earl of Hereford in 1075.
Listed Status Historic England Reference 1196557 listed 11/10/1989
Phone Number (if known) 01544 230548
Location – Northing & Westing 52°12’11.9″N 3°01’42.2″W
Location – Plus code: 9C4R6X3C+8J
Location – what3words: hexes.worth.frost
Location – Grid Reference SO 29816 56619
Location – OS X & Y: 256619, 329816
Location – Latitude & Longitude: 52.203307, -3.028401
Location – UK Postcode:. HR5 3DL