The One Place Study for Buckland Brewer is overseen by the OPC Janet Few, with enthusiastic
support from the Buckland Brewer History Group. The parish of Buckland Brewer is
a rural one, encircled by fields, woods and moorland. Historically, the economy of
the parish was rooted in agriculture. The nineteenth century village, located in
the north eastern corner of the parish, was largely self-sufficient, with a range
of shops and craftsmen.
The Bible Christian church had an impact on the parish, which at one time contained
three Bible Christian Chapels. Partly as a result of this, there were significant
waves of emigration from the parish, primarily to Canada, in the mid-nineteenth century.