West Butterwick

West Butterwick is a village and civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England. It lies in the Isle of Axholme, approximately 4 miles (6 km) north-east from Epworth and 4 miles north from Owston Ferry, on the western bank of the River Trent opposite its neighbour East Butterwick.

West Butterwick
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St Mary's church, West Butterwick
West Butterwick is located in Lincolnshire
West Butterwick
West Butterwick
Location within Lincolnshire
Population795 (2011)
OS grid referenceSE 83370 05848
• London145 mi (233 km) S
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townScunthorpe
Postcode districtDN17
PoliceHumberside
FireHumberside
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°32′34″N 0°44′36″W / 53.542663°N 0.743358°W / 53.542663; -0.743358Coordinates: 53°32′34″N 0°44′36″W / 53.542663°N 0.743358°W / 53.542663; -0.743358

West Butterwick Grade II listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Mary.[1] It was built in 1841 of beige brick, with a thin octagonal west tower.[2] A further Grade II listed building is The Old Vicarage, built in 1863 by James Fowler of Louth.[3] An 1824 listed windmill tower is at Mill Farm on North Street.[4]

In 1885 Kelly's Directory recorded a Primitive Methodist and a General Baptist chapel. Within a parish area of 2,307 acres (9 km2) were grown potatoes, wheat, oats and beans.[5]

Originally a township in Owston parish, West Butterwick was made an ecclesiastical parish in its own right in 1841.[citation needed]

The 2001 Census found 776 people in 312 household,[6] increasing to a population of 795 in 341 households at the 2011 census.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary (1083231)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  2. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Harris, John; The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire p. 419; Penguin (1964); revised by Nicholas Antram in 1989, Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-09620-8
  3. ^ Historic England. "The Old Vicarage (1346713)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Windmill Tower at Mill Farm (1372899)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  5. ^ Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire with the port of Hull 1885, p. 347
  6. ^ "West Butterwick CP (Parish)", Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 August 2011
  7. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 June 2016.

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