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Buckland, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Buckland, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, on the verge of the county, under the Cotswolds, 2 miles SW of Broadway, and 5 SE of Hinton station on the M.R. The parish includes the hamlet of Laverton, and its post town is Broadway. Acreage, 2275; population, 259. The manor belonged formerly to the Greshams. The living is a rectory with Laverton in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £210 with residence. The church was erected by the abbey of Gloucester in the 13th century, and is a fine building with an embattled tower; it was restored in 1885. In the nave are ancient carved oak benches, and the east window contains some good painted glass. The register dates from 1539. There are many picturesque old houses in the village of the Tudor and earlier periods; in one of the 14th century, the rectory, built for the abbots of Gloucester, the ancient hall is still in an excellent state of preservation.

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 CountyGloucestershire 
Ecclesiastical parishBuckland St. Michael 
Poor Law unionWinchcomb 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore & co. transcript of the Marriages at Buckland 1539-1839 is available to browse online.

The register, including Laverton, dates from the year 1539.

The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.


Church of England

St. Michael (parish church)

The church of St. Michael is a fine building of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave of two bays, aisles, north porch and an embattled western tower containing 6 bells and a clock with chimes: the nave is seated with ancient oak benches, richly decorated with carved tracery: the church contains some ancient stained glass; the nave roof has remains of colour of the time of Henry VII. and some decorative colour is also observable on the pillars and round the windows: the church was restored in 1879-85 at a cost of £1,000: there are sittings for 300 persons.

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 Gloucestershire 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 newspapers covering Gloucestershire online:

Villages, Hamlets, &c


Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtWR12