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Butterley, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Butterley, a hamlet in Ripley township, Derbyshire, is a seat of ironworks, 2½ miles S of Alfreton. It has a post office under Derby; money order and telegraph office, Ripley. The works were begun in 1792, and lie amid a rich tract of coal and lime; they soon began to employ about 1500 men, and to make magnificent castings; and they possess ready means of transport by railway and canal, being close to the Cromford Canal, and having a branch line from Codnor Park station.

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

Church Records, in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.


Online maps of Butterley are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online:

DistrictAmber Valley
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE5
Post TownRipley