"BUCKENHAM FERRY is a pleasant village, on a bold elevation above the Yare, 9 miles E. by S. of Norwich. Its parish has only 60 souls, and 923 acres of land. Sir Wm. Beauchamp Proctor, Bart., owns all the soil, (except 37A. of glebe,) and is lord of the manor, and patron of the Church, (St. Nicholas,) which is an ancient structure, with an octagonal tower. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6, and in 1831 at £238, with that of Hassingham annexed to it, is enjoyed by the Rev. T.W.H. Beauchamp, who thoroughly repaired the church in 1820, and enriched the east window with stained glass, representing St. Nicholas and the four Evangelists. The Rectory House is a neat and commodious mansion in the Gothic style, erected in 1827-'8, with money borrowed from Queen Anne's Bounty, and £400 from the patron." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Blofield, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Nicholas.
- Church of St Nicholas
- Description and pictures.
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
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Buckenham is in Blofield Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Blofield Hundred
- Description of Blofield Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
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These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
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.