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.