"BUCKLAND MONACHORUM is a small, pleasant village, in a picturesque valley, 4 miles S. by E. of Tavistock. . . Buckland had the latter part of its name from its monastery, and is sometimes called Buckland Drake from the Drake family, who have held the manor since the reign of Elizabeth. Its parish contains 1411 inhabitants, and 6838 acres of land, including about 2000 acres of open moorland, woodland, &c.; the romantic hamlet of Milton, and a great part of the large village of Horrabridge, which is partly in the parishes of Sampford-Spiney, Whitchurch, and Walkhampton; being on both sides of the small river Walkham, and on the western side of Dartmoor, where there are two copper mines and a tin mine, employing 400 hands, and a woolen factory, employing about the same number. The parish comprises also many scattered farm-houses, &c., and several neat mansions, and is bounded on the west by the river Tavy. . . The Church (St. Andrew,) is a handsome cruciform structure, in the perpendicular style, with a tower and six bells. . . ." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
A parish in Roborough Hundred, the Archdeaconry of Totnes, and the Diocese of Exeter - also known as North Buckland. (Includes the modern parishes of Horrabridge and Yelverton.) Regarded as part of the Dartmoor area.