Old Buckenham, Norfolk
Buckenham, Old, a pleasant and very salubrious village in Norfolk, for the most part surrounding a park or green of 40 acres, 3 miles SSE of Attleborough station on the G.E.R. It has a post and money order office under Attleborough; telegraph office, New Buckenham. Acreage of parish, 5024; population, 1063. There is a fine old parish church with thatched roof, the patronage of which is vested in a body of resident trustees; value of the benefice, £86 per annum. The manor was given by the Conqueror to William d'Albini, and in 1146 William d'Albini the younger, Earl of Arundel, founded a priory here for Austin monks, and another for Augustine canons. A castle was built here by him on the site of an old Saxon castle, and as he made it his residence, the place was formerly of considerable importance. The castle is now in ruins. There are Baptist and Primitive Methodist chapels, and charities worth about £105 a year.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Buckenham All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Guiltcross|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Norfolk Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers for Norfolk online.
Findmypast, in conjunction with Norfolk Record Office have the following parish records online for Old Buckenham:
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Old Buckenham from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Buckenham, Old (All Saints))
Online maps of Old Buckenham 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 Norfolk newspapers online:
- Norwich Mercury
- Norfolk Chronicle
- Diss Express
- Thetford & Watton Times and People's Weekly Journal
- Norfolk News
The Visitations of Norfolk 1563, 1589, and 1613 is available on the Heraldry page.