English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Barton le Street

Historical Forms

  • Butruic 1086 DB
  • Buttrewyc, But(t)erwic, But(t)erwyk(e) 1145–8 Whitby 1227 FF
  • Buttirwyk 1279 YI
  • Butrawic 1308 Ch
  • Botrewyk 1399 YI


'Dairy farm with rich pastures' v. butere , wic . Butterwick is by the river Rye and the land is very fertile. Cf. Butterwick (YER, Buterwic c. 1260Malton 95 d ).

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement