Snugly situated in the rural area half way between Worcester and Alcester, lies Kington village, which is separated from Dormston village by the A422, Worcester to Stratford road. The ancient black and white Red Hart Inn stands on the road as if on sentinel duty between the two villages.
Kington is a small parish covering an area of 1,071 acres, of which 264½ are arable land.The subsoil is clay and sand, the chief crops raised being wheat, oats, beans and roots. The parish is watered by the Piddle Brook and two small tributaries which rise in Kington.
The main road from Worcester to Alcester crosses the southern part of the parish, and on a branch road from it the village of Kington is situated. The land, like that of most of the Worcestershire parishes, is undulating, rising gradually from the banks of the Piddle Brook to a height of 200 ft. and more above the ordnance datum.
St James' church, Kington with its particularly typical tower, is a fine example of the architecture of the year in which it was built. Inside, although the church was subject to some restoration work, parts of the 13th century nave and chancel survive, and the pulpit contains fragments of the medieval rood screen.
The earliest known recording of Kington in the Doomsday Book "cyne-turne" – the "King's farmstead".
St Nicholas, the 14th century church at Dormston, is one of the original 'forest churches', with a gabled half-timbered tower. Part of the old churchyard cross has been built into the church wall and on the wall of the nave survives fragments of medieval wall paintings. The roof timbers have queen posts and the ancient font still has the staples which once secured the font cover.
Dormston also boasts a Manor, formerly Bag End Farm, probably dating from around 1600. It is very picturesque, and has two dovecotes. Nearby is Moat Farm House. The gabled house has the date 1663 carved upon its timbering.
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