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Old Buckenham is about 8 miles N.N.W. of Diss.
See also New Buckenham, Buckenham (Ferry) and Buckenham Tofts.

Cemeteries

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Census

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Church Directories

Church History

Church of All Saints
Church guide.
Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Church of All Saints
Description and pictures of the stained glass windows.
Church Bells
Church Bells, as described in 1874.
Turner, Brian
The Church of Old Buckenham.
[All Saints' Church Restoration Fund, the O.B. Series, 1992]
 
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.
 
Primitive Methodist Church
Description, picture and map.

Church Records

Rye, Walter
The First Register Book of the Parish of Old Buckenham in Norfolk, 1560-1649; transcribed, edited, and indexed.
[Norwich, Agas. H. Goose, 1902]
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1902 (and for the censuses of 1851 to 1901), Old Buckenham was in Guiltcross Registration District.

This district was abolished on 1st April 1902 and, from then until 1930, Old Buckenham was in Wayland Registration District for civil registration.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Banham, New Buckenham and Old Buckenham
News, events, description, organisations, maps, pictures, etc.
Old Buckenham
News, events, parish council, etc.
No author
Views of Old Buckenham.
[1903?]
No author
The Sporting Life of Old Buckenham.
[All Saints' Church Restoration Fund, the O.B. Series, 1990s]
Simpson, Miss, and Read, H.E.
Some Notes on Old Buckenham, 1944-1946.
[All Saints' Church, 1980s]
Turner, Brian
The Story of Old Buckenham.
[All Saints' Church Restoration Fund, the O.B. Series, 1992]
Wright, David
Memories of Old Buckenham.
[All Saints' Church Restoration Fund, the O.B. Series, 1990s]
 
Wright, David
The Story of the Mills of Old Buckenham.
[Old Buckenham, Old Buckenham Windmill Committee, the O.B. Series, 1997]
Old Buckenham Dam Brigg Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Old Buckenham Mill Farm Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Old Buckenham Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Old Buckenham Tower Mill
Description and pictures.
Old Buckenham Wilby Warren Post Mill
Description, history and map.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

Directories

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Old Buckenham is in Shropham Hundred.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Shropham Hundred
Description of Shropham Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

Land and Property

Old Buckenham Hall
Pictures.
Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of claims (57): Old Buckenham.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1790.
[1790]
Great Britain: Statute
Old Buckenham Inclosure Act, 1790.
An act for dividing and inclosing the commons, fens and waste lands within the parish of Old Buckenham in the county of Norfolk.
[1790]
Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
The White Horse Public House, Old Buckenham.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1985]

The first castle
Description and picture.
The second castle
Description and pictures.
Holland, John I.
The history of the castle of Buckenham, 1140-1649.
(From Buckenham Castle by Peter Westgate).
[New Buckenham, 1982]
Manning, Charles Robertson
Buckenham Castle.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.11, 1892]
Remfry, Paul Martin
Buckenham Castles (Old and New).
[ISBN 1899376283, 1997]
Westgate, Peter
Buckenham Castle.
[Norwich, Mackley and Bunn, 1937]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

Maps

Street map of Old Buckenham
Roads, buildings, etc.
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military History

Old Buckenham Airfield
Description and pictures.
Old Buckenham Airfield
Description and pictures.
Bodle, Peter; and North, Tony
The 453rd Bomb Group in Norfolk: a pictorial history of the USAAF's 453rd Bombardment Group at Old Buckenham, during WWII.
[ISBN 0956180308, Stoke Ferry, Liberator Publishing, 2009]
(No author)
The Liberator Men of "Old Buc": The Story of 453rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) in World War II, 29 June 1943 - 15 September 1945.
[1999]

Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

Population

These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1801124164  845
18112002001024
18212272341134
18312422591201
1841272---1255
1851288---1401
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861287---1214
18713003021218
18812682991146
18912682691063
19012522521005
1911---2681076

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.

1861 Census
"GUILTCROSS. The decrease of population in most of the parishes of this District is attributed partly to the migration of labourers to towns and manufacturing districts. In some parishes it has also been consequent upon the failure of hand-loom hemp-cloth weaving."
1901 Census
"Including Cake Street, Fen Street, Puddledock, and Ragmere."

Voting Registers

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February 2016