Buckenham

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Buckenham
The church of St Nicholas, Buckenham - geograph.org.uk - 485330.jpg
St Nicholas' church, Buckenham
Buckenham is located in Norfolk
Buckenham
Buckenham
Location within Norfolk
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNorwich
Postcode districtNR12
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
52°35′56″N 1°28′37″E / 52.599°N 1.477°E / 52.599; 1.477Coordinates: 52°35′56″N 1°28′37″E / 52.599°N 1.477°E / 52.599; 1.477
For other villages with similar names in Norfolk see Old Buckenham, New Buckenham and Buckenham Tofts.

Buckenham is a small village in the English county of Norfolk situated on the northern bank of the River Yare around 7 miles (11 km) south-east of Norwich. The village is the location of the RSPB Buckenham Marshes nature reserve.

The villages name origin is uncertain but probably means 'Bucca's homestead/village' or 'bucks' homestead/village'.

The Rev. William Haslam was the evangelical vicar of Hassingham and Buckenham from 1863 to 1871.[1] Haslam was supported by his wife and the preacher Catherine Hooper who they had met in Bath. Hooper began her first large mission here before becoming a well known touring preacher.[2]

The former parish church, St Nicholas' Church, Buckenham, is now redundant and cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust. It dates from the 13th Century and has a rare octagonal tower.[3] The village now lies within the civil parish of Strumpshaw .

Buckenham railway station serves the outlying communities and the RSPB reserve. The station is served by Wherry Lines trains from Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft on weekends only.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Haslam, William (1882). Yet Not I. London: Morgan & Scott. ISBN 0-548-77869-8. (Currently out of print)
  2. ^ "Hooper [married name Dening], (Emma) Geraldine Henrietta Hamilton (1841–1872), preacher". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. 2004. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/47053. Retrieved 27 July 2020. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Nicholas (1304389)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  4. ^ 'Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft', Greater Anglia, May 2013.

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