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BUCKNELL HISTORY

At the time of the Domesday Book it was known as 'Buckehale' or 'Buckenhill'. The boundaries of Shropshire and Herefordshire divided the village at this time.

From the Domesday Book:
Land of Ralph Mortimer.......in Leintwardine Hundred [a district within a shire]
Buckehale
Helgot holds from him. 2 hides [unit of land measurement reckoned to be 120 acres]…land for 6 ploughs
It was and is largely waste Woodland, 1 league Alwyn held it
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The Sitwell Arms early 1900's

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The Old School House Shop

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The Railway Tavern c1910

Bucknell Shop c1920
Smith's Shop c 1906 (L-R) Frank Smith, George Smith, Tom Passant (Baker)
Sam Burgoyne (Roundsman) Charles Smith

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Primitive Methodist Chapel

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St Mary's Church c1900

There were three places of worship. St. Mary's Church, The Methodist Chapel in Dog Kennel Lane (now a private house) and Coxall Baptist Chapel.
Early post office

Post office c 1910 when it was run by the Sherwood family.
Miss Ruth Anthony stands in the doorway

Late post office

Post Office post 1919 following the alterations when it belonged to the Pickens family

Bucknell population chart

Bucknell in View

Bucknell in View
Bucknell in View was printed many years ago and is a unique collection of photographs and postcards of life in Bucknell from the end of the nineteenth century to the 1950’s. Copies of it are as rare as hen’s teeth, but they do still occasionally appear on the internet.

adobe ◄ Download a pdf version until you can find your own hard copy.

Bucknell Talking

Bucknell Talking
Bucknell Talking was produced in the mid 1980s. The aim was to recapture and record how Bucknell folk lived from the turn of the century. Copies of it are still obtainable from Beryl Sharpe or from Green’s Garage.

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