BUTTERTON, an ecclesiastical district, partly in the parishes of Swinnerton and Trentham, union of Stone, and partly in the parish and union of Stoke-Upon-Trent, N. division of the hundred of Pirehill and of the county of Stafford, 2½ miles (S. by W.) from Newcastle-under-Lyme; containing about 300 inhabitants, of whom 56 are in Butterton township. This district lies on the road from Drayton to Newcastle; the surface is undulated, and the scenery picturesque, the land being well wooded. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Owners of the Butterton estate: the income is derived from 22 acres of land, and other sources. The church, a cruciform edifice in the Norman style, with a Flemish tower, was built in 1844, at an expense of £2200, entirely obtained from the Butterton estate. A national school is supported by the family.