Place:Buckenham-near-Tofts, Norfolk, England

Alt namesBuckenham-Parvasource: Family History Library Catalog
Buckenham Toftssource: Wikipedia, A Vision of Britain through Time
TypeFormer parish, Deserted settlement
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoGrimshoe Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Swaffham Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Breckland District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Buckenham-near-Tofts from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"BUCKENHAM-NEAR-TOFTS, or Buckenham-Parva, a parish in Swaffham [registration] district, Norfolk; on the river Wissey, 6 miles NE of Brandon [railway] station, and 6 SW by W of Watton. Post Town: Tottington, under Thetford. Acres: 931. Real property: £300. Population: 60. Houses: 12. The property is all in one estate. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value: not reported. Patron: the Rev. T. Newman. There is no church."

There is no article on Buckenham-near-Tofts in Wikipedia, but it appears in their list of "lost settlements" of Norfolk. It was part of an area acquired by the British Army as a training area during World War II and remains in their hands to the present. See the Stanford Training Area article in Wikipedia.

A Vision of Britain through Time states that Buckenham Tofts is the preferred name of the hamlet.

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