Buttington: Buttington Cemetery
About this Churchyard
Buttington Cemetery is a small, rural site, actively used for burials and managed by Powys County Council. It is a flat, rectangular site located along the A458 and B4388 in the Severn valley.
The site comprises three distinct sections: the newest section and middle section are kept tidy and accessible as these are still used for burials. The oldest section opened for burials in January 1883 and is managed to promote biodiversity in line with the Council’s vision for a Greener Powys and pledge to tackle the climate & biodiversity emergency.
The arrival of Spring is accompanied by extensive drifts of well-established snowdrops (Galanthus) and daffodils (Narcissus) in the oldest section of the cemetery. Small areas of the cemetery are left in the summer months to allow the growth of wildflowers. The ox-eye daisies (Leucanthemum vulgare) are especially prolific but some 50 or more species have been found on the site.
The north west corner of the cemetery is home to a monumental copper beech tree (Fagus sylvatica purpurea), an impressive sight at any time of year.
- Wildflower areas
- Wildflower haven
- Good accessibility
- Fascinating monuments
Powys County Council Environmental Protection, Ty Maldwyn, Brook Street, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7PH
01597 827467, [email protected]
Open during daylight hours
Three separate gates to access to the cemetery. Tarmac paths in the new and middle section, grass path in the oldest section.
There are two benches in the cemetery
The nearest public toilets are in Welshpool town centre, others may be available at the nearby pub or at the fast food outlet or petrol station on the Buttington Cross industrial estate.
Parking & Transport
Small car park at south end of cemetery.
The X75 Welshpool to Shrewsbury bus stops on the A458 immediately north of the cemetery. The nearest train station is Welshpool
The nearest cafes are in Welshpool town centre, but other food places can be found nearby.