West Butterwick Tower

Has been described as a Possible Tower House

There are no visible remains

NameWest Butterwick Tower
Alternative NamesBotterwic
Historic CountryLincolnshire
Modern AuthorityNorth Lincolnshire
1974 AuthorityLincolnshire
Civil ParishWest Butterwick

The historian Leland records that Sir Robert Sheffield built a 'great tour of brick' at West Butterwick. His son, also called Sir Robert, then occupied this tower. Location uncertain, but perhaps on the south side of the village where park placenames are recorded in the 18th century. (North Lincolnshire HER)

Sheffeld ... began to build stately at Butterwik, as it apperith by a greate tour of brike. (Leland)

Gatehouse Comments

Lost late medieval brick tower house, presumably similar to Rochford and Hussey and a few other brick towers in Lincolnshire all, ultimately, taking inspiration from the great tower of Tattershall Castle.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSE834057
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  • Salter, Mike, 2002, The Castles of the East Midlands (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 58 (mention ? mislocated)
  • Stonehouse, W.B., 1839, The History and Topography of the Isle of Axholme p. 269-70 online copy