|Alt names||Bucanaham||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 187|
|Buchana||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 187|
|Type||Parish (ancient), Civil parish|
|Located in||Norfolk, England ( - 1935)|
|See also||Blofield Hundred, Norfolk, England||hundred in which it was located|
|Blofield Rural, Norfolk, England||rural district in which it was located 1894-1935|
|Strumpshaw, Norfolk, England||civil parish into which it was absorbed in 1934|
|South Norfolk District, Norfolk, England||district municipality covering the area since 1974|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Buckenham is a small village in the English county of Norfolk situated on the northern bank of the River Yare around 7 miles (11 km) south-east of Norwich.
The former parish church, St Nicholas' Church, Buckenham, is now redundant and cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust. It dates from the 13th Century and has a rare octagonal tower.
Buckenham (not to be confused with Old Buckenham and New Buckenham) was an ancient parish and a civil parish until 1935 when it was absorbed into Strumpshaw in 1935. The area is now part of the South Norfolk District.
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Buckenham from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "BUCKENHAM, a parish in Blofield [registration] district, Norfolk; on the river Yare and the Yarmouth railway, 7¾ miles ESE of Norwich. It has a station on the railway; and its Post Town is Cantley, under Norwich. Acres: 931. Real property: £1,394. Population: 49. Houses: 11. The property is all in one estate. A Roman station is supposed to have been here; and a ferry is here over the Yare. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Hassingham, in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £280. Patron: Sir J. B. Proctor Beauchamp, Bart. The church is ancient, has an octagonal tower, and was recently repaired."
Categories: Norfolk, England | Buckenham, Norfolk, England | Blofield Hundred, Norfolk, England | Blofield Rural, Norfolk, England | Strumpshaw, Norfolk, England | South Norfolk District, Norfolk, England