West Butterwick

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Not to be confused with Butterwick, Lincolnshire.
West Butterwick
St Mary the Virgin, West Butterwick - geograph.org.uk - 105810.jpg
St Mary's church, West Butterwick
West Butterwick is located in Lincolnshire
West Butterwick
West Butterwick
 West Butterwick shown within Lincolnshire
Population 795 (2011)
OS grid reference SE 83370 05848
   – London 145 mi (233 km)  S
Unitary authority North Lincolnshire
Ceremonial county Lincolnshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Scunthorpe
Postcode district DN17
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Brigg and Goole
List of places

Coordinates: 53°32′34″N 0°44′36″W / 53.542663°N 0.743358°W / 53.542663; -0.743358

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 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 househods at the 2011 census.[7]


  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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