|Shire of Buckland Cross|
Argent, two bucks counter-salient in saltire proper within a laurel wreath vert, a bordure embattled sable.
Meaning: Taken from the mundane county name, and a place in Devon.
Established: May 20th, 1990 as the incipient Canton of Hemmatir (Ymatir), a Canton of Bhakail. Name changed to Canton of Buckland Cross in 1994. Formally recognized in May 1996. Independent Shire status granted in July 27th, 2002.
Blazon: Argent, two bucks counter-salient in saltire proper within a laurel wreath vert, a bordure embattled sable.
Heraldic officer's title: Herald
Newsletter: Tidings from the Shire
Fighting Unit(s): Buckland Cross currently fields a fine group of fencers
The Shire of Buckland Cross is located in the Southern Region of the East Kingdom of the Society for Creative Anachronism (or SCA). In modern geographic terms we represent Bucks County in Pennsylvania. You may use your zip code (spreadsheet download) to discover if you might be a citizen of our Shire, or perhaps one of our good neighbors.
We have many activities in our fair Shire: fencing and archery; weaving, embroidery and sewing; book arts; leatherworking; armoring; glass bead making and so much more! We participate in the Village Faire at Wrightstown each September, and frequent camping events in the region.
Our business meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, barring conflicts with major events. Tuesday evenings hold fencing, Saturday afternoons during good weather frequently finds many of us at archery practice. The Arts & Sciences are scattered about to allow for greater participation, and socializing – well we do that often! All of our events can be found on our Facebook Page. We typically meet at the Churchville Nature Center. You may also wish to explore events in other parts of the East Kingdom.