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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Baslow and Bubnell

Historical Forms

  • Boterhal(e)s, Boteral(e)s 1316 BelCh 1398 DbAxxiii
  • Boterhales in Basselowe c.1320 BelCh
  • Butterhales 1389 DbAxxiii
  • Boturals 1430 BelCh
  • Butterals Close 1501 DbAxxiii


Butterals (lost), Boterhal (e )s , Boteral (e )s 1316BelCh et freq to 1398 DbA xxiii all (p), Boterhales in Basselowe c. 1320BelCh , Butterhales 1389 DbA xxiii, Boturals 1430BelCh , Butterals Close 1501 DbA xxiii. 'Water meadows with good pasturage', v. butere , halh ; for the first element cf. also Butterley infra 191, 494.