In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Butterton like this:
BUTTERTON, a township-chapelry in Mayfield parish, Stafford; 5½ miles ENE of Cheddleton r. station, and 6 E of Leek. Post Town, Warslow, under Ashbourne. Acres, 1,940. Real property, £3,843. Pop., 325. Houses, 83. The property is divided among a few. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £90. Patron, the Vicar of Mayfield. The church has a tower, and is good. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £37.
Butterton is now part of Staffordshire Moorlands district. Click here for graphs and data of how Staffordshire Moorlands has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Butterton itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Butterton in Staffordshire Moorlands | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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