All Saints Church, Old Buckenham
Old Buckenham shown within Norfolk
|Area||20.06 km2 (7.75 sq mi)|
|Population||1,294 (2001 census)|
|– density||65/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||Old Buckenham|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
|UK Parliament||South West Norfolk|
Old Buckenham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, approximately 29 km (18 mi) south-west of Norwich. It covers an area of 20.06 km2 (7.75 sq mi) and had a population of 1,294 in 658 households at the 2001 census For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of Breckland.
Old Buckenham is in the Buckenham ward of the district of Breckland. It is part of the constituency of South West Norfolk, represented at parliament by Conservative MP Elizabeth Truss. It is part of the East of England constituency of the European Parliament.
Old Buckenham is in the southern part of the county of Norfolk, approximately 29 km (18 mi) south-west of Norwich and about 5 km (3.1 mi) south of its post town, Attleborough. Nearby villages include New Buckenham, Puddledock, Wilby and Banham.
Old Buckenham windmill is a preserved towermill built in 1818, originally having 8 common sails but now having four patent sails. It is well known in the mill world for having the largest windmill circumference in Britain and houses five stones. The granary next door had four pairs driven by a steam (later oil) engine. The mill is open several times a year.
Old Buckenham has a high school (Old Buckenham High School), and a primary school.
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- "Old Buckenham towermill". Retrieved 9 March 2014.
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