Buckenham Parva, Norfolk Genealogy

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Guide to Buckenham Parva, Norfolk ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Buckenham Parva, Norfolk
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Grimshoe
County Norfolk
Poor Law Union Swaffham
Registration District Swaffham
Records begin
Parish registers: 1733; For more records see West Tofts
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Cranwich
Diocese Norwich
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Norfolk
Location of Archive
Norfolk Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

BUCKENHAM PARVA or TOFTS (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Swaffham, hundred of Grimshoe, W. division of Norfolk, 6 miles (N. E.) from Brandon. [1]


Buckenham Parva or Buckenham Tofts St Andrew is an Ancient parish in the deanery of Swaffham and the Diocese of Norwich. It should not be confused with Buckenham, Norfolk  Old Buckenham, Norfolk New Buckenham, Norfolk in the same diocese.

The church fell into disuse and was lost.

The graveyard was discovered in the twentieth century. The land in this area was evacuated during the Second World War to form the Norfolk Military Training Area and is controlled by the Ministry of Defence.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Civil Registration Districts[edit | edit source]
  • Swaffham
  • registration events post 1837 may be searched online Free BMD

Church records[edit | edit source]

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


Probate records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Norfolk Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Poor Law Unions
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Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]


References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 415-420. Date accessed: 12 September 2013.