Old Buckenham

All Saints, Old Buckenham

BUCKENHAM (OLD) is a large village of detached houses, skirting a pleasant green of 40 acres, shaded with trees, and distant about 1 mile N by W of New Buckenham, and 3 miles S by E of Attleborough. Its parish contains 1255 inhabitants, and 4812A of land, mostly the property of Lady Herbert, the Earl of Albemarle, and the Rev TP Slapp, the first of whom is lady of the manor, now leased during her life to J Cuddon, Esq, of Norwich. The fee of this place was given by William the Conqueror to William de Albini, whose son was commonly called “William with the strong hand,” from his having (as the legends of chivalry relate) killed a lion by thrusting his arm down its throat, . . .
His father, disliking the old Saxon castle here, erected a new CASTLE upon the hill, a little farther to the east. . . . for Augustine canons. At the dissolution it was valued at £131 11s, and granted to Sir Thomas Knyvet. But few traces of it now remain, though the foundation of its conventual church were extant in Blomefield’s time. The parish CHURCH (All Saints,) is an ancient thatched edifice, with a north aisle and octagon tower, containing five bells. The benefice is a perpetual curacy, certified at £17, and valued in 1831, at £103. It was augmented by a parliamentary grant of £800, in 1769, and £200 given by Wm Holbeck, Esq, in 1768. The rate-payers are the patrons, and the Rev TP Slapp is the incumbent. The Baptists, Sandemanians, and Primitive Methodists, have each a chapel here.
William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845

Old Buckenham baptisms PD 107-3 LDS 4034001 1648-1691

Old Buckenham baptisms PD 107-4 LDS 4034001 1692-1778

Old Buckenham Burials PD 107-3 LDS 4034001 1648-1691

Old Buckenham Burials PD 107-4 LDS 4034001 1692-1778

Old Buckenham Marriages PD 107-3 LDS 4034001 1648-1691

Old Buckenham Marriages PD 107-4 LDS 4034001 1692-1754

Further registers for Old Buckenham are included in the FreeReg database.