Place:Butterwick (near Great Driffield), East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameButterwick (near Great Driffield)
Alt namesButterwick
TypeHamlet
Coordinates54.1272°N 0.4847°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoDriffield, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandurban district in which Butterwick was a civil parish 1894-1935
Norton Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the parish was situated 1935-1974
Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district in which it is now located
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Butterwick is a village in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England in the parish of Foxholes (1.75 miles), near the village of Weaverthorpe (2 miles). Butterwick is a small village and only contains about 13 to 15 houses. It has a church dedicated to St Nicholas, and several farming families. The closest school is Weaverthorpe Primary about 1 mile away. It is approximately 9 miles from Driffield, 10 miles from Bridlington, 15 miles from Scarborough and 35 miles from York. There is a small farm shop that sells almost everything.

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Historically, Butterwick was located in the ecclesiastical parish of Foxholes in the Dickering Wapentake. Butterwick was located in Driffield Urban District from 1894 until 1935. In 1935 the boundaries of the rural districts of Driffield, Norton and Sherburn were redrawn. Sherburn was abolished entirely and the civil parishes of Luttons Ambo, Helperthorpe, Weaverthorpe, Butterwick and Foxholes with Boythorpe (which are in a line from west to east) moved from Driffield to Norton. Compare the maps Ordnance Survey 1900 and Ordnance Survey 1944 below. In 1974 the whole of Norton Rural District was absorbed into the Ryedale District of North Yorkshire.

When the civil parishes of Butterwick and Foxholes with Boythorpe were transferred into Norton District, they were merged into one civil parish named Foxholes. With the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Norton Rural District was abolished and the municipal government of the area was taken over by the Ryedale District of North Yorkshire.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Butterwick.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Butterwick.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Foxholes provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to three maps of the East Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. These maps all blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
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