BUCKENHAM TOFTS (or Buckenham Parva) is a small parish on the river Wissey, 6 miles north-east from Brandon railway station, in the South Western division of the county, hundred and petty sessional division of Grimshoe, union and county court district of Swaffham, rural deanery of Thetford, archdeaconry of Lynn and diocese of Norwich. The church of St. Andrew has long since disappeared; the living is annexed to that of West Tofts, under which heading particulars will be found. The inhabitants attend the churches of West Tofts, Ickborough and Langford. Buckingham Tofts Hall, formerly known as Buckingham House, the property and residence of Edward Steane Price esq. is a large mansion, standing in a picturesque park, through which flows the river Wissey. E. Steane Price esq. is lord of the manor and sole landowner. The soil is light loam; the subsoil is chalk and gravel. The chief crops are wheat, barley and turnips. The area is 653 acres of land and 13 of water; rateable value £330; the population in 1921 was 73.
Letters arrive through Mundford, which is the nearest money order & telegraph office, about 1½ miles distant. Letters should have Norfolk added
Most of the children of this place attend the school at West Tofts
Butters Charles, gamekeeper to E. Steane Price esq
Parrott R. F. C. farmer, Home farm
© Transcription Copyright John Baldry, October 1999; links updated January 2011.
1891 Census Names Index
White's 1845, 1864 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Stanford (& Buckenham Tofts) Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Buckenham Tofts watermill [Jonathan Neville]
and see The story of the evacuation
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