Butterley  Derbyshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Butterley like this:

BUTTERLEY, a seat of iron-works, 2½ miles S of Alfreton, in Derbyshire. The works were begun in 1792; they lie amid a rich tract of coal and lime; they soon began to employ about 1,500 men, and to make magnificent castings; and they possess ready means of transport by railway and canal.

Butterley through time

Butterley is now part of Amber Valley district. Click here for graphs and data of how Amber Valley has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Butterley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Butterley, in Amber Valley and Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 07th March 2021

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