Kingstone, Staffordshire

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Kingstone
Uttoxeter Road, Kingstone - geograph.org.uk - 354386.jpg
Uttoxeter Road, Kingstone
Kingstone is located in Staffordshire
Kingstone
Kingstone
Kingstone shown within Staffordshire
Population 597 (Parish)
OS grid reference SK0627
Civil parish
  • Kingstone
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town UTTOXETER
Postcode district ST14
Dialling code 01889
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Staffordshire
52°51′48″N 1°54′40″W / 52.863378°N 1.911159°W / 52.863378; -1.911159Coordinates: 52°51′48″N 1°54′40″W / 52.863378°N 1.911159°W / 52.863378; -1.911159

Kingstone is a village and civil parish within the English county of Staffordshire.[1][2]

Population[edit]

The 2011 census recorded a population of 629[3] in 249 Households. The parish comes under the East Staffordshire Non-Metropolitan District.

Governance[edit]

Kingstone is the main settlement in Kingstone Civil Parish which also includes The Blythe and Gratwich.

Kingstone is part of the Bagots ward in the East Staffordshire Borough Council and is represented by Conservative Greg Hall. And the Uttoxeter Rural ward in Staffordshire County council is represented by Philip Atkins who is also Conservative.

Kingstone is part of the Lichfield constituency and is represented by the Conservative Michael Fabricant. In Europe it is part of the West Midlands constituency and is represented by 6 MEPs.

Public Services[edit]

Waste collection services are provided by East Staffordshire Borough Council. Water and sewage services are provided by South Staffordshire Water. The Distribution Network Operator for electricity is Central Networks better known as E.ON UK.

Kingstone uses an Stoke-on-Trent (ST) postcode and the Postal Town is Uttoxeter. The nearest Library is located in Uttoxeter. Kingstone uses the Uttoxeter (01889) area code.

The nearest police and fire stations are in Uttoxeter.

History[edit]

Kingstone became a village in 1862[citation needed] with the building of the parish church the population has remained almost static since then.

Listed Buildings[edit]

There are 14 listed buildings and structures within the parish. This includes two mileposts. All of these structures have been designated a Grade II listing.

  • Blythebridge Mill[4]
  • Blythebridge Hill House.[5]
  • River Blythe Road Bridge.[6]
  • Callowhill Hall.[7]
  • Parish Church of Saint John.[8]
  • Church of St. Mary.[9]
  • Callowhill Hall.[7]
  • Parish Church of Saint John.[8]
  • Church of St. Mary.[9]
  • Various Structures near Callowhill Hall.[10]
  • Manor Farmhouse (Leese Hill).[11]
  • Manor Farmhouse, Watery Lane.[12]
  • Milepost, Kingstone.[13]
  • Milepost 2, Kingstone.[14]
  • Milepost 3, Kingstone[15]
  • Walnut House.[16]
  • Wanfield Hall.[17]

Kingstone is the home of the Earl of Shrewsbury since 1924. Kingstone is also the resting place of Simon Degge who is the former High Sheriff of Derbyshire.

Culture and Recreation[edit]

Kingstone has a Public house called The Shrewsbury Arms or The Shrew.

Kingstone has a large playing field, tennis court and a play area on Whitehall Close

Education[edit]

Kingstone has a small Primary School called Talbot First School which is used by children up to the age of 8.[18]

Kingstone uses the Uttoxeter Middle School system and years 5–8 attend Oldfields Hall Middle School in Uttoxeter and the areas senior school is Thomas Alleyne's High School which is also in Uttoxeter.

The areas Further education colleges are Burton College and Stafford College.

Transport[edit]

There are 2 bus stops in the village and is served by route 428.

The Stafford and Uttoxeter Railway used to run parallel to the village and there was a station at nearby Grindley that closed in 1939.

Today the Nearest Railway stations are Uttoxeter 3.2 miles (5.1 km) and Rugeley Trent Valley 6.6 miles (10.6 km).

The nearest airports are East Midlands 24 miles (38.6 km) and Birmingham 29 miles (46.7 km).

Media[edit]

The local Newspapers covering the area are The Uttoxeter advertiser and The Uttoxeter Post and Times.

Kingstone Receives BBC West Midlands and ITV Central television. Local radio stations in the area are BBC Radio Derby, BBC Radio Stoke, Touch and Signal 1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 244: Cannock Chase & Chasewater: (1:25 000) :ISBN 0 319 46269 2
  2. ^ "OS Explorer Map 244: Cannock Chase & Chasewater – Map Image and details" (Ordnance Survey Website). Ordnance Survey Leisure Maps. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Census population and household counts for parish of Kingstone" (Neighbourhood Statistics webpage). Office for National Statistics Census (2011). Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Listed Building schedule – Blythebridge Mill retrieved 15 April 2013
  5. ^ Listed Building schedule – Blythebridge Hill House retrieved 15 April 2013
  6. ^ Listed Building schedule – River Blythe Road Bridge retrieved 15 April 2013
  7. ^ a b Listed Building schedule – Callowhill Hall retrieved 15 April 2013
  8. ^ a b Listed Building schedule – Saint John Church retrieved 15 April 2013
  9. ^ a b Listed Building schedule – Saint Mary’s Church retrieved 15 April 2013
  10. ^ Listed Building schedule – Various Structures near Callowhill Hall retrieved 15 April 2013
  11. ^ Listed Building schedule – Manor Farm formally Leese Hill retrieved 15 April 2013
  12. ^ Listed Building schedule – Manor Farm Watery Lane retrieved 15 April 2013
  13. ^ Listed Building schedule – Mile post, Kingstone retrieved 15 April 2013
  14. ^ Listed Building schedule – Mile post 2, Kingstone retrieved 15 April 2013
  15. ^ Listed Building schedule – Mile post 3, Kingstone retrieved 15 April 2013
  16. ^ Listed Building schedule – Walnut House retrieved 15 April 2013
  17. ^ Listed Building schedule – Wanfield House retrieved 15 April 2013
  18. ^ Talbot First School