Butterton, is situated in Staffordshire and part of the Peak District National Park. It is an isolated but very picturesque village, situated high up on moorland close to the manifold valley. The `ton` or `tun` part of butterton is a common anglo-saxon prefix indicating an enclosure, small farm or hamlet.
The church of St Bartholomew has a very tall spire which dominates the local landscape. The spire is one of the newest in he Peak having only been built in the late 19th century. The church itself has a register, used since 1670, and a 14th century font. There is also a memorial plaque to Joseph Wood, Rowland Cantrill and William Hambleton who all died trying unsuccessfully to rescue a Joseph Shenton from a disused mine shaft in 1842.
There are some very attractive stone houses with pretty gardens, a pub called the Black Lion which has a beer garden and serves bar meals and snacks, and a shop cum post-office.
Butterton as with nearby Grindon lay on the old packhorse route carrying ore from the copper mines at Ecton.
Please visit Derbyshire Photographs for photographs of Butterton