A parish in Braunton Hundred, the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple, and the Diocese of Exeter.
"BUCKLAND, (WEST) is a small parish and village, 6 miles N.W. by N. of South Molton, comprising 275 souls, and about 1700A. of land. Jas. George, Esq., is lord of the manor, but a great part of the soil belongs to Earl Fortescue and the Rev. J. Buckingham. The Church (St. Peter,) has a tower and five bells, and the living is a rectory, valued in K.B. at £13. 3s. 4d., and in 1831 at £220, in the patronage of Lord de Dunstanville, and incumbency of the Rev. Walter Gee, B.D., of St. Mary Week, Cornwall. The glebe is 30A., and the parsonage is a good residence." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
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Snetzler, M.F. North Devon Surname Index to the Census. Microfiche: M.F. Snetzler, Barcott, Buckland Brewer, Bideford, Devon EX39 5LN. [Covers 1881 census records for this parish]
The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Baptisms 1813-1840, Marriages 1754-1837 - for details see their book list.
Other churches and chapels (with pre-1840 records):
The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.
Peter Christie, Oral History and a Tithe Dispute at West Buckland in 1579, Devon Family Historian, No. 69, Feb. 1994, pp. 32-35.
Payne, Barbara (ed.). Huxtable, East Buckland: the story of a North Devon farm and its neighbourhours. West Buckland: The Editor (1993) [iii], 104p: ill, maps, plans. [ISBN 0952105500]
West Buckland contributors to a 1678 brief for the rebuilding of St Paul's Cathedral.
Ryall, David. Lest We Forget, War memorials around South Molton. South Molton Archive, 68pp. [ISBN 0 951236 1 4] [Provides an indexed list of names]
Baxter, E.A. (comp.). West Buckland school and Old Boys Association: a scrapbook covering period 1920's to 1960's.  1 vol. [Barnstaple Library - 373.22/WES/BAX]
Delderfield, R.F. Tales out of school: an anthology of West Buckland reminiscences 1895-1963. St. Austell: H.E.Warne (1963) 79p, plates: ill. [Westcountry Studies Library - 373.22/WES/DEL]
Edmunds, Jon. A history of West Buckland School. Barnstaple: Aycliffe Press (1983) 120p: ill. [Westcountry Studies Library - s373.22/WES/EDM]
'Friends and Pupils'. West Buckland Sschool 1858 - 1958; A Review of a Century recorded by Friends and Pupils, Ilfracombe, (1958) Illusts, 143 pp.
West Buckland year book and kalendar for 1857. South Molton: W.Tucker (1857) p: ill, 2 of pls. [Westcountry Studies Library - sB/WES 2/1857/WES] [Index]
West Buckland year book and kalendar for 1860. West Buckland: Farm & Cou.Sch. (1860) 176, 42p, pl: col ill. [Westcountry Studies Library - sB/WES 2/1860/WES]
West Buckland School: a review of a century recorded by friends and pupils [1858-1958]. Ilfracombe: Chronicle Press (1958) 143p: ill. [Barnstaple Library - 373.222/BN: WES 2/WES]
West Buckland School register. West Buckland]: The School (1863-) 20p. [Westcountry Studies Library - sB/WES 2/1860/WES]
West Buckland School Roll of Honour 1914-1918. West Buckland: The School (1926) 20p. [Westcountry Studies Library - s940.467/WES/WES]
South Molton and District Archive Local History Society web-site (archived copy) - provides details of archive holdings for the twenty-eight parishes in what used to be the South Molton Rural District, lists of publications, etc.Find help, report problems, and contribute information.
Last updated: 12 Dec 2011 - Brian Randell
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