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
Grid reference: SE8337005848
Location: 53°32’34"N, 0°44’36"W
Population: 795  (2011)
Post town: Scunthorpe
Postcode: DN17
Local Government
Council: North Lincolnshire
Brigg and Goole

West Butterwick is a village and civil parish in the Isle of Axholme, Lincolnshire. It lies approximately four miles north-east from Epworth and the same distance north from Owston Ferry, on the western bank of the River Trent opposite its neighbour East Butterwick. The civil parish corresponds to the township in the ancient parish of Owston.

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 were grown potatoes, wheat, oats and beans.[5]

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


  1. National Heritage List 1083231: Church of St Mary
  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. National Heritage List 1346713: The Old Vicarage
  4. National Heritage List 1372899: Windmill Tower at Mill Farm
  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. http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=7&b=11130328&c=West+Butterwick&d=16&e=62&g=6382140&i=1001x1003x1032x1004&o=362&m=0&r=1&s=1464950452578&enc=1. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 

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Isle of Axholme

Althorpe  • Amcotts  • Beltoft  • Crowle  • Ealand  • Eastoft  • Epworth  • Garthorpe  • Haxey  • Keadby  • Luddington  • Owston Ferry  • Sandtoft  • West Butterwick  • Westwoodside  • Wroot