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Old Buckenham, Norfolk

Historical Description

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.

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 CountyNorfolk 
Ecclesiastical parishBuckenham All Saints 
Poor Law unionGuiltcross 

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Norfolk 1563, 1589, and 1613 is available on the Heraldry page.

Postal districtNR17
Post TownAttleborough