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Butterwick, Lincolnshire

Historical Description

Butterwick, a parish in Lincolnshire, on the coast, near Boston Deeps, 4½ miles E of Boston railway station. It includes an allotment in the East Fen, and has a post office under Boston, which is the money order and telegraph office. Area, 1224 acres of land and 19 of water; population, 473. The living is a vicarage annexed to the vicarage of Friesiton, in the diocese of Lincoln; joint net yearly value, £266 with residence. The church has an Early English octagonal font, and a rood turret. It was restored in 1880. There are Wesleyan and United Free Church Methodist chapels, Church of England Home for the Reclamation of Penitent Females, and an endowed school, founded in 1665.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLincolnshire 
Ecclesiastical parishButterwick St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionBoston 

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Church Records

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West Butterwick1857-1895  1844-1911

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtPE22
Post TownBoston