Place:Buckenham, Norfolk, England

Alt namesBucanahamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 187
Buchanasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 187
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.585°N 1.474°E
Located inNorfolk, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoBlofield Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Blofield Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Strumpshaw, Norfolk, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1934
South Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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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."

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