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Buckland  Berkshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Buckland like this:

BUCKLAND, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict, in Faringdon district, Berks. The village stands 1½ mile S of the river Thames, 4 NE by E of Faringdon r. station, and 13½ SW by W of Oxford; and has a post office under Faringdon. The parish includes also the hamlet of Carswell. Acres, 4,434. ...


Real property, £5,720. Pop., 912. Houses, 171. The property is divided among a few. Buckland House is the seat of Sir R. Throckmorton, Bart.; was built in 1757, after designs by Wood of Bath; and contains relics of Mary Queen of Scots and Charles I., some other curiosities, and some fine pictures. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £310.* Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is old but good. There are Baptist and Roman Catholic chapels, an endowed school with £42 a year, and charities £40.-The subdistrict contains five parishes and four parts. Acres, 25,355. Pop., 4,945. Houses, 1,033.

Buckland through time

Buckland is now part of Vale of White Horse district. Click here for graphs and data of how Vale of White Horse has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Buckland itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Buckland, in Vale of White Horse and Berkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/5628

Date accessed: 20th March 2019


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