Keys to the Past HER: D2412
Grid sq: NZ3829

Butterwick, County Durham


Butterwick is a hamlet in County Durham, located a mile and a half east of Sedgefield and seven miles west of Hartlepool. It is the location of a deserted medieval village.[1]

BUTTERWICK, a township, in the parish and union of Sedgefield, N. E. division of Stockton ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 11 miles (S.E.) from Durham; containing 51 inhabitants. This place formerly belonged to the see of Durham, and in the 13th century was granted by Bishop Nicholson, under the designation of Buterwyk, to the family of Sadberge; from them the estate passed to the Hotons, and among subsequent owners occur the families of Belasyse, Yong, Baynbrigg, and Salvin. The chantry of St. Katherine in the church of Sedgefield, also had land here, which was attached to it at the period of the Dissolution. The township comprises 1495 acres. The tithes have been commuted for £113. 11. 8.

Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.

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Ten O'Clock Farm

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Public Bridleway off Butterwick Road

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Butterwick Moor Wind Farm

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Poultry houses at Little Butterwick Farm

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Sign for Old Acres Lodge Farm

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Entrance drive to Butterwick Court

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Deserted Medieval Village, Butterwick, Sedgefield
- "Poorly preserved low earthworks on Butterwick Moor represent a former medieval village. House platforms, tracks and ridge and furrow have been recorded...."

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BUTTERWICK
- "Site of the deserted settlement of Butterwick, recorded in 1183 with a further reference in 1564 as a capital messuage. The medieval settlement is seen as earthworks with evidence of ...

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