Place:Buckland, Surrey, England

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NameBuckland
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.25°N 0.25°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoReigate Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Reigate Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which the parish was located 1894-1933
Dorking and Horley Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was part located 1933-1974
Reigate, Surrey, Englandmunicipal borough in which it was part located 1933-1974
Mole Valley District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the part of the original parish since 1974
Reigate and Banstead District, Surrey, Englanddistrict 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

Surrey Research Tips

Government

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.)

Registration Districts

  • 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.

GENUKI provisions

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

History

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