Bibliography and Historical Documents


This history of Kingsland has been developed from the following works:

  • Kingsland’s History, produced by Revd George Jobling (see documents below)
  • The Leon Valley by Norman C. Reeves, and published by Phillimore & Co., of Chichester, Sussex
  • Listed Buildings in Kingsland

We are indebted to many others who have provided input into this history – and further contributions are always welcome.


Below are documents of historical interest. If you have any others we can add please contact us via the Contact Us page


This was typed up from the original documents.  You can read it by clicking here It includes

  1. Transcript of the ‘History of Kingsland’ written by the Rev George Henzel Jobling, rector of Kingsland from 1925-1953. This was written in the late 1950s/1960 and the original is reproduced further down the page. (document p2-27)
  2. A transcript taken from ‘Village History 1854-1954; Our Village in Living Memory’ written by the WI in 1958, together with bits from the WI scrapbook produced in 1960. The originals of these documents are in the Hereford Archive (HARC) in Hereford. A guide to the contents in this part of the document
Page no. on document       Subjects Covered
27-28 Introduction and History
31 The Village
33 Population
34 Landowners
37 Inns
38 Coronation Hall
39-50 St Michael and All Angels Church – includes Building; Rectors; Organ; Choir; Sunday School; Bells and Bellringers; Customs; Registers; The Wheel Bier; Expenses; Charities; Theft of Church Plate
51 Other Places of Worship
52 Kingsland School
59 Local Government – Includes The Vestry; Kingsland Councillors; The Rural District Council; The County Council; Elections; Politics
68 Doctors
70 Entertainment at The Croase
71 Trades; Businesses; Occupations
79 The Post Office
81 Agriculture


2. The History of Kingsland by the Rev George Jobling

Contributed by Brian and Jackie Markham, this is the original document (in two parts) written by the Rev James Jobling in the late 1950s/1960 (transcribed in the document above).

Jobling Kingsland History Part 1

Jobling Kingsland History Part  2

3. Dr Robert Williams (‘Doctor Bob’) 1849-1936

Doctor Bob lived and died at the Croase which was owned by his grandfather. He practiced as a doctor at The Croase for 60 years. This biography was written by his son Edward Robert Williams in 2003 (contributed by Jackie Markham)

Dr. Robert Williams (Doctor Bob) – 1849-1936


In addition, we give below some links to web pages which are interesting further reading: