|Type||Parish (ancient), Civil parish|
|Located in||Surrey, England|
|See also||Reigate Hundred, Surrey, England||ancient county division in which it was located|
|Reigate Rural, Surrey, England||rural district in which the parish was located 1894-1933|
|Dorking and Horley Rural, Surrey, England||rural district in which it was part located 1933-1974|
|Reigate, Surrey, England||municipal borough in which it was part located 1933-1974|
|Mole Valley District, Surrey, England||district municipality covering the part of the original parish since 1974|
|Reigate and Banstead District, Surrey, England||district municipality covering the part of the original parish since 1974|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Buckland is a village and civil parish in the Mole Valley District of Surrey, England, located between Dorking and Reigate, the nearest towns. The civil parish is bordered by the North Downs escarpment in the north. The area contains a number of clay pits.
The village church, St. Mary the Virgin, was built in 1380. The windmill is a tourist focal point.
Buckland was part of the Reigate Rural District from 1894 until 1933 when it was split between Reigate Municipal Borough and Dorking and Horley Rural District. The latter section was absorbed into the Mole Valley District in 1974; while the part in Reigate Municipal Borough was moved to the Reigate and Banstead District
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Administrative boundaries of the county of Surrey (Surrey History Centre. The centre has a website with a number of useful indexes--titheholders in various parishes, deaths at the county gaol, etc.)
- In 1889 the County of London was created, and the areas of the modern London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Wandsworth were removed from Surrey. The records of these areas are held either by the London Metropolitan Archives or by the local boroughs, but the Surrey History Centre holds pre-1889 Quarter Sessions records for this area.
- Also in 1889, Croydon was made into a county borough exempt from county administration. Croydon became a London borough in 1965, and most Croydon records are held by the Croydon Local Studies Library and Archives.
- In 1965 more of Surrey was lost to London, with the creation of the London boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and an expanded Croydon. For these areas, records are held by the local boroughs (either in their archives or local studies libraries) or the Surrey History Centre. The London Metropolitan Archives may also have some material.
- In 1965 Staines and Sunbury were transferred from Middlesex to Surrey. In 1974 these areas became the new District of Spelthorne. Most records relating to the former Middlesex area are held by the London Metropolitan Archives.
- Registration Districts in Surrey from their introduction in 1837 to the present. By drilling down through the links you can follow any parish through the registration districts to which it was attached.
The website GENUKI provides a very comprehensive list of reference sources for the County of Surrey. It includes:
- Archives and Libraries
- Church record availability for both Surrey and the former Surrey part of Greater London
- 19th century descriptions of the ecclesiastical parishes
- Lists of cemeteries
- Local family history societies
- A list of historic maps online
Categories: Surrey, England | Buckland, Surrey, England | Reigate Hundred, Surrey, England | Reigate Rural, Surrey, England | Dorking and Horley Rural, Surrey, England | Reigate, Surrey, England | Mole Valley District, Surrey, England | Reigate and Banstead District, Surrey, England