BUCKDEN, a township, in the parish of Arncliffe, union of Skipton, E. division of the wapentake of Staincliffe and Ewcross, W. riding of York, 20 miles (N.) from Skipton; containing 387 inhabitants. This township, which consists of the village, and several hamlets extending along a narrow valley to the sources of the river Wharfe, comprises 12,969 acres, whereof 2802 are common or waste; and includes the ancient forest of Langstroth, which was the favourite hunting-ground of the Percy family, and was well stocked with roebuck and fallow-deer. It appears to have formed part of the royal demesnes in the reign of Edward II., who granted to Edward de Percy the privilege of free warren in all his lands of Buckden; and for a long time it was the subject of much litigation between various parties who claimed that privilege. The deer were destroyed in the time of Charles II., and the land disafforested. A fair for cattle is held on the 12th of October. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £270. 3. 1., payable to University College, Oxford; and there is a glebe of 17 acres.See Hubberholme.