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Huntingdonshire Parishes - Buckden


Brief Description:

BUCKDEN, a parish in the hundred of TOSELAND, county of HUNTINGDON, 4½ miles (E.W. BY W.) from Huntingdon, containing 973 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, rated in the king's books at 8, and in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Bishop of Lincoln. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has a tower surmounted by au elegant spire, and contains the remains of some of the bishops of Lincoln, to one of whom the manor was granted by the abbot of Ely, in the reign of Henry I.; the episcopal palace is a venerable structure; and there are vestiges of an ancient monastic building. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. The Grand Junction canal passes through the parish, and the river Nene has its source in the neighbourhood. Robert Raymond, in 1761, bequeathed a rent-charge of 10 for the instruction of children; and a charity school has been established by means of a bequest in 1778, of 200 from Dr. Greenlate, Bishop of Lincoln.

This extract is from "Samuel Lewis Topographical Gazeetter - 1831"
Registration District:
Buckden was in the Registration District of St. Neots from 1st July 1837 until 31 March 1997, when that district was disbanded. Since 1st April 1997, it has been in the Huntingdon Registration District.

First Appearance of Name:
Charter - 979-1016.
Available Bookstall items:

1841 Census
1851 Census
1891 Census
Monumental Inscriptions


GENUKI Huntingdonshire - parish
Genweb Huntingdonshire - Buckden
Roll of Honour - Huntingdonshire War Memorials - Village
Genweb Huntingdonshire War Memorial - Baptist

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