Buckden  Huntingdonshire


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

BUCKDEN, a village and a parish in St. Neots district, Huntingdonshire. The village stands near the Kettering and Cambridge railway, 4 miles SW of Huntingdon; and has a post office‡ under Huntingdon, a r. station, and an inn. The parish includes also Stirtloe hamlet. Acres, 3,590. Real property, £9,547. ...

Pop., 1,099. Houses, 274. The manor was given, in the time of Henry I., to the bishops of Lincoln. The residence of the bishops, an ancient, moated, brick structure, was here till 1838; and then authority was given, by order in council, to pull it down and apply the proceeds towards the providing of a new palace. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £300.* Patron, the Bishop of Peterborough. The church is a handsome edifice, with a spire; and was recently repaired. There are two Methodist chapels, an endowed school for boys, a national school for girls, four alms-houses, and other charities £140. Bishop Maltby of Durham was vicar.

Buckden through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Buckden in Huntingdonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd April 2024

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