Buckland, Surrey

Historical Description

Buckland, a parish in Surrey, on the S.E.R., 1 mile ESE of Betchworth station, and 2 miles W of Reigate. It has a post and money order office under Betchworth (R.S.O.), which is the telegraph office. Acreage, 1876; population of the civil parish, 497; of the ecclesiastical, 473. Buckland House is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester; net value, £385 with residence. Patron, All Souls College, Oxford. The church was rebuilt in 1860. Spencer, the biographer of Archbishop Chicheley, was rector.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Surrey
Ecclesiastical parish Buckland St. Peter
Hundred Reigate
Poor Law union Reigate

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1560.

Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Surrey History Centre, have images of the Parish Registers for Surrey online.


Church of England

St Mary the Virgin (parish church)

The church of St. Mary the Virgin, rebuilt in 1860 at a cost of over £2,000, is of ironstone, in the Decorated style, and has a tower containing 6 bells; the whole of the windows are stained: there are 150 sittings.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Buckland from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.


Online maps of Buckland are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Surrey papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Surrey, 1662-1668 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictMole Valley
RegionSouth East
Postal districtRH3
Post TownBetchworth