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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Buckland St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Reigate|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Buckland (St. Peter))
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:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Surrey papers online:
The Visitation of Surrey, 1662-1668 is available on the Heraldry page.