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Kington, Herefordshire

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Kington, Herefordshire

Kington is a market town and civil parish in Herefordshire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 2,597.
Post townKington
Administrative CountyHerefordshire
Traditional CountyHerefordshire
OS GridSO2956
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01544
Population3,200
 

Other names by which Kington, Herefordshire has been known in the past

Chingtune

Kington, Herefordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Kington.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., Herefordshire, on river Arrow, 7½ miles SW. of Presteigne and 22½ miles NW. of Hereford--par., 8313 ac., pop. 2952; town, pop. 2075; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 news-paper. Market-day, Tuesday. Kington is a healthy and pleasant town, surrounded by steep and well-wooded hills; is entirely of modern date, and carries on trade in agricultural produce; malting and the mfr. of nails are the chief industries. Kington has a grammar school (17th century). The building in which Mrs Siddons made her first appearance on the stage still stands in the town.

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