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Between Uckfield and Heathfield, Buxted is a village in two unbalanced parts. The ancient church stands in Buxted park and was originally surrounded by the village. In the early 1800's Lord Liverpool, the Prime Minister, purchased Buxted Park, and wished to make the park bigger to enclose the village, and then remove it. His plans succeeded, as he didn't repair any of the houses in the village. Eventually the villagers left, and, by 1836, all the buildings except for the church of St Margaret were demolished; the villagers being forced to move about 1 mile away to the new village.
A new church in the relocated village was needed and St Mary's was built in the late 1800's and opened in 1884. When the railway came a station was built in the new village, an intermediary station on the line between Oxted and Uckfield (once to Lewes).
Church details, together with baptism, marriage, monumental inscription & burial records can be accessed by clicking on the church name.
The OPC Database has no census returns for people residing in this parish yet.
7 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.
30 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.
8 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1871 census.
8 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1891 census.
3 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1901 census.
The Weald site has transcriptions of the 1841, 1851 & 1881 census returns
Buxted Parish Website has a good deal of interesting information
The OPC database contains 164 poll register entries for people entitled to vote in this parish.
There are no protestation returns for this parish in the OPC database.
The OPC database contains 61 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.
There are 67 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.
The OPC database contains no postal directory entries for this parish.
1867 Kelly's Directory for Buxted is available on the GENUKI site
1840 Pigot Directory for Buxted
There is 1 book about this parish in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.
There are 14 articles about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.
There are 6 people from this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Society Members Index.
The OPC database contains 4 wills of people who lived in this parish.
The OPC database contains 4 wills which mention this parish.
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