In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Buttermere like this:
BUTTERMERE, a parish in the district of Hungerford, and county of Wilts; 4¾ miles S of Hungerford r. station. Post Town, Shalbourn, under Hungerford. Acres, 1,502. Real property, £906. Pop., 12 8. Houses, 26. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £229. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Buttermere, in Kennet and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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