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.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Buckland has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Vale of White Horse. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Buckland and units named after it.
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.
Date accessed: 23rd May 2013
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