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Parish History

BUCKLAND-in-Dovor (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union of Dovor, hundred of Bewsborough, lathe of St. Augustine, E. division of Kent, 1¾ mile (N. W.) from Dovor. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. [1]

Buckland in and near Dover is a village and civil parish which is within the borough and district of Dover Buckland Wikipedia

Buckland in Dover St Andrew is an Ancient Parish.

Buckland's Saxon church is mentioned in the Domesday Survey. In the 12th century this was replaced by St Andrew's ; rebuilt in the 14th century and extended in 1851 and 1880 at which time the 1700 hundred year old Yew tree had to be removed to it's present position in the centre of the church yard.

A map of the parish boundary showinng both churches in the parish St Andrew and St Nicholas is available at A church near you Buckland valley St Nicholas Church website

The Parish Church of St Andrew Buckland, Crabble Meadows, Dover has been designated as a grade C listed building British listed building

Buckland in Dover is now merged with Dover for local government purposes although previously  a village adjacent to Dover.

See Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 9 (1800), pp. 463-469 at British History Online and Kent Churches website

A short history of the church Buckland St Andrew Dover

This parish should not be confused with the ruined church of Buckland, Kent near Faversham in the same county.


Civil Registration

See Dover Registration District

Kent County Council (KCC) has a certificate centre at the Mansion House in Tunbridge Wells which holds all the completed registers for Kent since 1 July 1837 and can supply a certified copy of any Kent birth, death or marriage entry from any register within its custody or a Kent civil partnership registration from the government online database.

The Mansion House
(Certificate Centre)
Grove Hill Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent TN1 1EP

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.

Church records

Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Family History Library film numbers
Buckland near Dover

Original records are deposited at Canterbury Cathedral Archives From Spring 2012 material formerly held at
Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX
is available at Kent History and Library Centre see Kent Archives which also enables a search of the catalogue for Kent Archives material deposited at Canterbury Cathedral Archives

See also England, Kent, Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. 

Census records

Census returns for Buckland (near Dover), 1841-1891

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Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm or fiche census returns.

Images of the census for 1841-1891 can be viewed in census collections at Ancestry (fee payable) or Find My Past (fee payable)

The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.

Ancestry UK Census Collection

Find my Past census search 1841-1901

Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.

The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved.
Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search.
Find my Past 1911 census search

Poor Law Unions

Dover Poor Law Union, Kent

Probate records

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

See England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Local Family History Centre

Canterbury Family History Centre, Kent

Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 420-424. Date accessed: 8 July 2013. <fckLR>


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