Buttershaw, Yorkshire Family History Guide

Buttershaw is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Yorkshire, created in 1842 from Bradford St Peter Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Westwood, Cold Harbour, Slack End, and Slack Side.

Alternative names: Bradford St Paul

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1838
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include: Independent

Adjacent Parishes

  • Bankfoot
  • Horton All Saints
  • Thornton
  • Horton
  • Shelf
  • Wibsey

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BUTTERSHAW, a chapelry in Bradford parish, W. R. Yorkshire, near Bradford; constituted in 1842. Post Town, Bradford. Rated property, £4,334. Pop., 2,247. Houses, 505. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £200. Patron,Hardy, Esq. The church was built in 1838; and a handsome Independent chapel was built in 1868.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


  • County: Yorkshire
  • Civil Registration District: Bradford
  • Probate Court: Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
  • Diocese: Post-1835 - Ripon, Pre-1836 - York
  • Rural Deanery: Pontefract
  • Poor Law Union: Bradford
  • Hundred: Morley
  • Province: York