New Buckenham

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New Buckenham
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New Buckenham Market Cross Building
New Buckenham is located in Norfolk
New Buckenham
New Buckenham
 New Buckenham shown within Norfolk
Area  1.73 km2 (0.67 sq mi)
Population 468 
   – density  271/km2 (700/sq mi)
OS grid reference TM087904
Civil parish New Buckenham
District Breckland
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR16
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places

Coordinates: 52°28′20″N 1°04′20″E / 52.4722°N 1.0722°E / 52.4722; 1.0722

New Buckenham is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 1.73 km2 (0.67 sq mi) and had a population of 468 in 197 households at the 2001 census.[1] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of Breckland.

The village lies between the towns of Diss and Attleborough, centred on an ancient green with a whipping post. The village is close to Old Buckenham, a community that contains rather newer housing.

New Buckenham's calendar includes a traditional August Bank Holiday Fete.

Notable residents[edit]

  • The community is believed to be the birthplace of Henry Condell (1576–1627), an actor in the company of William Shakespeare and co-compiler of the First Folio.
  • Poet, children's author and hymn writer Emily Taylor (1795–1872) was brought up in the village and ran a school there.[2]
  • Biblical scholar, writer, and minister Joseph Bryant Rotherham (1828–1910) was born there.
  • New Buckenham Silver Band was created in 1887 to celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee and still continues to this day. One of the oldest brass bands in East Anglia, it was 125 years old in 2012.


  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ ODNB. Information under Alexander Gordon, "Taylor, Edgar (1793–1839)", rev. Eric Metcalfe, ODNB, Oxford University Press, 2004 Retrieved 16 September 2014. Pay-walled.

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