West Butterwick is NOT one of the eight original parishes in the Isle of Axholme in the far northwest corner of Lincolnshire. The parish was formed in 1845 from part of Owston parish. Prior to that, it had been a "township" in Owston parish. The parish lies 12 miles north of Gainsborough. Kelfield is a hamlet, 3 miles south of the village, on the west bank of the Trent River.
The village lies spread along the west bank of the Trent River. If you are planning a visit: