"BUXTON is a pleasant and well-built village, on the west bank of the river Bure, nearly 4 miles S.S.E. of Aylsham. The parish contains 713 inhabitants, and 1274A.2R.23P. of land, the greater part of which belongs to Sir Edward H.J. Stracey, Bart., the lord of the manor, who purchased the advowson of the vicarage, and the rectorial tithes, of S. Bignold, Esq., except those portions of the latter held by other landowners. Dudwick House, half a mile W. of the church, is an ancient mansion, with a well-wooded lawn and good estate, belonging to Jno. Wright, Esq., the occupant, and formerly the seat of the family of Dudwick. Buxton Old Hall, with a small estate, is the property of Mr. Thomas Lane. This manor had anciently the liberty of executing criminals, on Gallows hill, which has long been levelled, though it still retains the name of Gallows hill close. The Church (St. Andrew,) has a square tower, with five bells, and contains many inscriptions to the families of Bedingfeld, Manning, Bulwer, &c. The vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £5.13s.9d., is consolidated with the rectories of Skeyton and Oxnead, in the incumbency of the Rev. Henry Anson, whose relative, the late Lord Anson, was patron and lord of the manor." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Richard Johns]


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Ingworth, 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 Andrew.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Banns, Marriages and Burials.
Archdeacon's Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1665-1896, Banns 1755-1818,1823-1900, Marriages 1674-1837 and Burials 1666-1872.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]

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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Buxton was in Aylsham Registration District.

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Description & Travel

Buxton Village Pages
News, events, organisations, pictures, etc.

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Historical Geography

Buxton is in South Erpingham Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for South Erpingham Hundred
Description of South Erpingham Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

You can see the administrative areas in which Buxton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Land & Property

Great Britain: Statute
Swanton Abbot, Lammas and Buxton inclosure act, 1809.
An act for inclosing lands in the parishes of Swanton Abbott, Lammas, and Buxton, in the county of Norfolk.
[An independently printed edition of the act, 1809]
1833 Survey
Owners and occupiers of land and property.

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG232226 (Lat/Lon: 52.754841, 1.306686), Buxton which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • After 1834 Buxton became part of the Aylsham Union, and the workhouses were at Buxton and Oulton. These were replaced by a new workhouse at Aylsham in 1849.
  • Buxton and other parishes poor relief and employment act, 1806.
    See Brampton.