Kingsland Castle (or Motte & Bailey) in March 2010
Remains of the 14th century Preaching Cross at Kingsland church. In the year 1641 a wave of extreme Puritanism culminated in an order by Parliament for the destruction of all church crosses. The responsibility for the execution of this order was given to Sir Robert Harley of Brampton Bryon. As he was chief commissioner appointed for the carrying out of this work over the whole country, it is hardly surprising that - in his own county - every cross except two were badly mutilated. Those two may be seen intact in the churchyards of Bosbury and Sellack. They are quite intact. At Bosbury the Rector agreed to have a special inscription cut on the cross which satisfied the Puritans; at Sellack the Vicar entertained with such hospitality - most of it probably liquid - that the soldiers sent to mutilate it went away and forgot all about it ! What a pity that Kingsland was short of Cider and Beer at that time !!
Wooden carving at the rear of the parish church
The Millennium Green with the parish church in the background
Kingsland Milestone (on the corner of the Millennium Green opposite the Post Office) Sorry - it is not original - it is a repro. !!
Arrow Mill, Kingsland - Built Approx. 1600s
The Leet at Arrow Mill, Kingsland with a Low Water Level Flowing Beneath the Wheel in August 2010
Waterloo Mill, Kingsland - the Wheel Is Powered by the Pinsley Brook
Waterloo Mill, Kingsland - this Massive Wheel is some 9 feet wide to get the necessary power
The Mortimers Cross Monument : The monument was erected in 1799 at the junction of what are now known as the A4110 and B4360 (ie situated on the corner opposite the Luctonians Rugby Club). It is the responsibility of the Parish Council to keep it in good condition. Early in the first part of the 20th Century the letters were re-carved and some repairs were made. In 2004 Nimbus Conservation Ltd undertook a refurbishment. All previous non-porous paints were removed, cracks were cleaned and filled with linseed oil putty, laminated stones were consolidated with resin and the surfaces and letters painted with Casien paints. Herefordshire District Council’s Historic Building Surveyor, Noel Knight, monitored the work. (see Kingsland History for more detail)
Superb example of an old Victorian letterbox in the village. Wonder if today's communications systems will last as long !!
A Wonderful Example of an Old Cider Press in a Kingsland Garden
The River Lugg
Road sign at the main village crossroads
Cobnash industrial estate
Country cottage right on the edge of harvested fields in the heart of Kingsland. Beautiful!
Flash Flooding in Kingsland on the morning of Thursday 28th June 2012.
Another view of the Flash Flooding in Kingsland on the morning of Thursday 28th June 2012.