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Stratton St. Margaret (Kingsdown) - The OPC is Nigel Chalk

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Kingsdown from the Air c1960 Kingsdown from the Air c1960

Kingsdown Forms part of the Parish of Stratton St. Margaret

Kingsdown Gallery

Buildings and Land

Kingsdown Brewery Auction 1848           Sale by Auction of Buildings & Land 1902


Hyde Farm

In the 1891 Census it shows Henry Hinder as farmer here. 

Sale of Hyde Farm 1947           Sale of Stock at Hyde & Kingsdown Farms 1947 

Kingsdown Manor Farm

The farm covered 217 acres.  There are conveyance documents dating back to 1735. 1796 Enclosure award was granted to John Phelps & James Crowdy, this site became Kingsdown house and the farm moved to it's present location. The 1881 Census shows Samuel Coleborne as farmer and in the 1911 Kelly’s Directory Joseph Gleave Twiss is recorded as the farmer in occupation. BY 1900 a thriving brick works had been opened next to the farm. Stock was sold by Public Auction in 1947 see Sale of Stock notice under Hyde Farm. The farm is now converted to business units and several private dwellings.

Tenders to Erect Buildings 1879


Maps Gallery



Kingsdown School

Kingsdown School Gallery 

Sci-Fi Book Inspired by Kingsdown School Pupils 2014          


Employment and Business

Kingsdown Nurseries Fuschia Catalogue 1962


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Kingsdown Gospel Hall

Gospel Hall


People and Parish Notables


Serious Road Accident at Kingsdown 2014          Beechcroft Road Accident 2017


Crane, a Foresters Funeral 1880

Inquest Reports

Daniel Hale 1902

Parishioners Wills

Joseph Smith proved 1933



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