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The church of St Nicholas, Buckenham - geograph.org.uk - 485330.jpg
St Nicholas' church, Buckenham
Buckenham is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNorwich
Postcode districtNR12
List of places
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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  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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