Welcome to Kingston St Mary Parish

Kingston St Mary is a parish and village 3 miles north of Taunton lying under the southern extremity of the Quantock Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) in Somerset.
Within the Parish are the communities of Kingston St Mary, Nailsbourne, Yarford, Fulford, Dodhill, Cushuish and Pickney.
Kingston St Mary counts 921 persons and 391 households in 2011 (2011 Census).

"The parish once belonged to the kings of the West Saxons hence its name 'The King's settlement'. It then became part of the large Manor of Taunton Deane, and the property of the Bishops of Winchester. In documents the village was sometimes referred to as Kingston-juxta-Taunton and it is only since the 1950s that it became officially known as Kingston St Mary, the saint being the dedication of its splendid parish church".
Source: Quantocksonline

Superfast broadband not everywhere up to speed

The rollout of superfast broadband in the parish of Kingston St Mary has received mixed responses. Some parts of the parish have an improved speed (but not necessarily superfast), other parts of Kingston St Mary are not connected at all although the map of Connecting Devon and Somerset suggests otherwise.

The parish council expresses its concern about this and continues to make representations to the relevant authorities with regards to the lack of superfast broadband in the parish. The parish council will report back on this issue.

Neighbourhood Plan/Parish Plan

The parish council is considering producing either a Neighbourhood Plan or a Parish Plan. If anyone is interested in assisting with producing the Plan, please email or phone the Parish Council Clerk on 01823 430876.

Facts & figures

Always wanted to know how many residents Kingston St Mary counts, how many children and elderly live in the parish, how households are composed, or what levels of education qualifications the population holds? Then have a look at facts & figures.

Upcoming meetings parish council

Next meetings:
Monday 14 December 2015
Monday 11 January 2016
Monday 8 February 2016
Monday 14 March 2016
The regular meetings will be held in the Committee Room – Village Hall, starting at 19.30 hours. See what's on the council's agenda.
More news from the parish council.

Items for sale

If you wish to advertise an item for sale within the parish you could do so on this website. This facility is for parish residents only - commercial ads are not accepted. Click here and fill in the form.

Somerset Gritters on Twitter

Somerset Gritters If you are interested in the road conditions this winter and if you would like to be up to date about gritting, then follow @somersetgritter on Twitter.

Flood Alerts

Environment Agency SW You can follow flood alerts and other news from the Environment Agency South West at @EnvAgencySW on Twitter.

Notice Board


Thursday 26th, Friday 27th, Saturday 28th November
The Kingston Players present DIAL M FOR MURDER,
a tense, twisting thriller by Frederick Knott, famously given the
big screen treatment by Alfred Hitchcock.
Kingston St Mary Village Hall 7.45pm
Box Office opens at The Old Bakery on 8th November
Tel 01823 451205 Mon to Fri 10.00am to 12 noon Not at weekends
Tickets priced £ 7.00 will also be available on the door.

Posted by Stephen Lovell The Kingston Players on 15/10/2015

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