Butterwick, Lincolnshire

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Not to be confused with East Butterwick or West Butterwick.

Coordinates: 52°59′00″N 0°03′53″E / 52.983220°N 0.064781°E / 52.983220; 0.064781

Butterwick
St.Andrew's church - geograph.org.uk - 1544742.jpg
Church of St Andrew, Butterwick
Butterwick is located in Lincolnshire
Butterwick
Butterwick
 Butterwick shown within Lincolnshire
Population 1,403 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference TF387448
    - London 100 mi (160 km)  S
Civil parish Butterwick
District Boston
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Boston
Postcode district PE22
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Boston and Skegness
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire

Butterwick is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Boston, Lincolnshire, England, It is situated approximately 3 miles (5 km) east from the market town of Boston.

Butterwick is one of eighteen civil parishes which, together with Boston, form the Borough of Boston local government arrangement, in place since a reorganisation of 1 April 1974, which resulted from the Local Government Act 1972. The parish forms part of the Coastal electoral ward.

Hitherto, the parish had formed part of Boston Rural District in the Parts of Holland. Holland was one of the three divisions (formally known as parts) of the traditional county of Lincolnshire. Since the 1888 Local Government Act Holland had been, in most respects, a county in itself.

On the nearby coast, Freiston Shore, is a wildlife reserve covering approximately 1,400 acres (570 ha) of brackish lagoon, and a natural and reconstituted salt marsh.[citation needed]

The name comes from the Old English "butere" and "wic" meaning a butter specialised farm.[1]

Butterwick Grade I listed Anglican church is dedicated to St Andrew.[2] It contains Early English style arcades and font. In 1916 Cox reported that an ancient sycamore, planted in 1653, stood in the churchyard.[3]

Butterwick Mill, a Grade II listed tower mill built in 1871,[4] has been partially restored by Lincolnshire County Council.[citation needed]

The village also has a public house (The Five Bells), a Church of England primary school, fish and chip shop, park, and small businesses.

Swandyke Lane
Year Population[5]
1801 229
1811 240
1821 482
1831 504
1841 579
1851 625
1881 533
1891 473
1901 473
1911 523
1921 498
1931 507
1941 N/A (World War II)
1951 563
1961 552
2001 1,403

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Butterwick". Institute for Name Studies. University of Nottingham. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  2. ^ English Heritage. "Church of St Andrew (1308528)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 August 2011 .
  3. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 90; Methuen & Co. Ltd.
  4. ^ English Heritage. "Butterwick Mill (1062084)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 August 2011 .
  5. ^ "Butterwick parish population:Vision of Britain". 

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