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Butterton, Staffordshire

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Butterton, Staffordshire

Butterton is a small village in the Staffordshire Peak District of England. It overlooks the Manifold Valley and Ecton Hill, which rises 1,212 feet above sea level. Butterton lies 5 miles to the east of Leek and roughly 8 miles from Alton Towers theme park. The village is just to the west of the limestone area, and so is mainly built of local sandstone. In the centre of Butterton there is a small ford where the Hoo Brook runs across a village street.
DistrictStaffordshire Moorlands
Post townLEEK
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSK0756
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStaffordshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands

Butterton, Staffordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Butterton.-- township, Mayfield par., N. Staffordshire, 6 miles E. of Leek, 1499 ac., pop. 231; contains Butterton Hall.

Butterton, Staffordshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

BUTTERTON, a chapelry, in the parish of Mayfield, S. division of the hundred of Totmonslow, N. division of the county of Stafford, 7 miles (E.) from Leek; containing 388 inhabitants. The river Manifold runs through the district, which comprises by computation 1300 acres: limestone is quarried, and a small quantity of gritstone; and a lead-mine is in operation. Portions of copper-ore, stalactites, fossil shells, and an ore called by the miners "brown end," convertible into zinc, are found; and there is a mineral spring strongly impregnated with sulphur. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £90; patron, the Vicar of Mayfield: impropriator, the Duke of Devonshire. The chapel, a neat stone edifice with a tower, was built in 1780. William Mellor, in 1754, bequeathed property now producing £16 a year, for which children are taught to read.

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