Buckland, Oxfordshire

Buckland, Oxfordshire

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Description:
Buckland is a village and civil parish about northeast of Faringdon in the Vale of White Horse District. Buckland was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred it to Oxfordshire.

Character and geography

Buckland is an estate village,

The River Thames forms the northern boundary of the parish, just over north of the village. The parish church of St. Mary the Virgin is at and Buckland House at .

The soil of Buckland is a rich, sandy loam with the subsoil consisting of Corallian Beds and Oxford Clay.

History

Early spellings of Buckland included:
  • Boclande (10th century)
  • Bocheland (11th century)
  • Bochelanda (12th century)
  • Boclonde, Bokeland, Bikeland (13th century)


The history of Buckland is inextricably linked with that of the manor of Buckland and its owners:

  • The earliest known written record of Buckland is from AD 957 in a charter when King Edgar the Peaceful granted Duke Ælfheah ten hide which covered the area of Buckland.
  • During the reign of Edward the Confessor (1042–1066), Buckland was held by Ulvric Chenp.
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