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Buttermere, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Buttermere, a parish in Wilts, 5 miles S of Hungerford railway station. Post town, Hungerford, which is the telegraph office; money order office, Shalbourne. Acreage, 1502; population, 138. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £155 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Oxford.

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 CountyWiltshire 
Ecclesiastical parishButtermere St. James 
Poor Law unionHungerford 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1727.

Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Buttermere:



Church of England

St. James (parish church)

The church of St. James, restored in 1852, is a plain edifice of stone in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave and a central tower with spire containing one bell: there are sittings for 86 persons.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Buttermere from the following:


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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

RegionSouth West
Postal districtSN8
Post TownMarlborough