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Norfolk: Buckenham Tofts

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Modern and Historical Maps of this Parish.

Buckenham Tofts is about 8 miles N. of Thetford.
It is also known as Buckenham near Tofts, Buckingham near Tofts and Buckenham Parva.
See also Buckenham (Ferry), New Buckenham and Old Buckenham.

Cemeteries

See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

Census

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church Records

Farrow, Charles W.
The Parish Registers of Norfolk: West Tofts with Buckenham Tofts, 1705-1837, transcribed and indexed.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, monograph series no.21, 1987]
Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or 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 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Buckenham Tofts was in Swaffham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Buckenham Tofts Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

Directories

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Buckenham Tofts is in Grimshoe hundred.

Land and Property

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Maps

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Swaffham Registration District, 1836
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish and nearby places.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps

Military History

In 1942 the Stanford Training Area (Stanta) was established, and the villages of Buckenham Tofts, Langford, Stanford, Sturston, Tottington and West Tofts were evacuated.

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
1801  4  424
1811  5  634
1821  6  629
1831101051
184112--77
185111--54
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
186112--60
1871141564
1881131349
1891  81143
1901101042
1911--1154

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.

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers
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March 2009