Welcome to our Village
Cropwell Butler Parish Council - Vacancy for Parish Councillor
The Council currently comprises of 6 councillors and we meet on the 2nd Monday in the month, in the evening, for 11 months a year (no August meeting) in Cropwell Butler Village Hall. We are looking to recruit a seventh councillor
If you are interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to Sarah Marsland 14 Carpenters Close, Cropwell Butler, NG12 3AT.
Our village has an historic and interesting pattern of streets and spaces and unusually Cropwell Butler is one of the few villages in the area without a parish church. Its original church had monastic ties and was destroyed during the Reformation.
The focal point is the green, from which both Main Street and its unusual parallel feature of Back Lane lead south. Narrow roads, closed in by the warm red bricks and pantiles of the rural buildings, high walls and a number of attractive trees characterise main street. Back Lane, on the other hand, is a traditional country lane with green verges, hedgerows and mature trees.
Farmland surrounds Cropwell Butler with footpaths criss-crossing the land, leading often to the banks of the Nottingham-Grantham canal, 26 miles of now unnavigable waterway. Hoe Hill, nothing more than a wooded rise, stands to the west and marks one boundary of the village.
To the east is a country lane to the neighbouring village of Tythby. The village has 16 houses seemingly buried in the middle of a farm, whose occupants share some activities with their larger neighbour. The village includes The Church of the Holy Trinity which is a medieval church dating from the 14th century.