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Butterton in 1817

Description from A Topographical History of Staffordshire by William Pitt (1817)


Butterton is a township and village in Mayfield parish, situated to the north-east of Onecote. It contains 68 houses, 72 families; 161 males, 194 females: total of inhabitants 355.

The village of Butterton is irregular and ill-built, consisting of about twenty farm-houses and smaller tenements, in a low situation, and surrounded with trees, which relieve the eye in these dreary and naked Moorlands.

The Church is a small modern fabric of stone, in the Gothic style of architecture, with a small square tower: it is a chapel of ease to Mayfield. The Rev. James Whitaker, of Alstonefield, is the present minister. There are two white paper garlands, such as are carried in the funeral procession at the burial of young unmarried women, suspended from the roof of the church.

Longevity. - Elizabeth Stubbs died 28th August, 1799, aged 93.