St. Mary's Church, Buttesbury© Copyright John Salmon contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
History of Buttsbury >> White's Directory 1848
BUTTSBURY parish, 2½ miles East of Ingatestone, and 6½ miles South by West of Chelmsford, has 521 inhabitants, and 2,021 acres of land, including 104A. of wood, and l5A. of waste.
Its houses are mostly intermixed with the village of Stock, and its Church (St. Mary,) is a small ancient structure, on the western side of that village and is now but seldom used.
The benefice is a donative curacy, annexed to the rectory of Ingatestone.
The parish has been variously spelt Botelnesbury, Botulfespyrie, etc. It is mostly freehold, belonging to Lord Petre, G. Penton, Esg., and other proprietors; and lies in the seven manors of Blunts, Frestling or Thrustling, Impey Hall, Crondon, White's and Ramsey Tyrells, and Buckwins.
The church was appropriated to the nunnery of St. Leonard's~Bromley, which had a cell or hermitage here.
The poor have £5 yearly from James's Charity.
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Buttsbury - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Buttsbury - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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