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.
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:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online: