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Norfolk: Buckenham Tofts

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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.


See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


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]
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


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

See Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

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.

Military Records

See Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc


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
Families Population
1801  4  424
1811  5  634
1821  6  629
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1891  81143

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