Butterwick, Yorkshire Family History Guide

Butterwick is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Yorkshire, created in 1790 from Foxholes Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Foxholes St Nicholas, Butterwick near Great Driffield

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1797
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1601

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Weaverthorpe
  • Thwing
  • Ganton
  • Foxholes
  • Sherburn

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BUTTERWICK, a chapelry, in the parish of Foxholes, union of Driffield. wapentake of Dickering, E. riding of York, 10½ miles (N. by W.) from Great Driffield; containing 100 inhabitants. It comprises about 1645 acres, of which 1470 are arable, 95 grass, and 80 plantation: the village, which is neat, is situated on the banks of a small rivulet. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £47; patron, the Rector of Foxholes. The tithes were commuted for land in 1771. In the church, which is a small ancient edifice, is a Knight Templar’s monument at full length.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


  • County: Yorkshire
  • Civil Registration District: Driffield
  • Probate Court: Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
  • Diocese: York
  • Rural Deanery: Dickering
  • Poor Law Union: Driffield
  • Hundred: Dickering
  • Province: York