Denton lies on the edge of the Vale of Belvoir near the borders of Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. The underlying rock of which many of the houses are built is Jurassic Ironstone. This gives the village it's characteristic golden colour.
It can be found just north of the A607 Grantham to Melton Mowbray road between the villages of Harlaxton and Croxton Kerrial. Ordnance Survey grid reference SK865325.
Denton church is the Parish church of St Andrew. It has a tower with six working bells and a striking clock.
Our village has one Church - St. Andrew's, one Public House - the Welby Arms, one school - Denton Church of England School, a village hall, a Women's Institute and a bell ringing group.
According to A.D. Mills' 'A Dictionary of English Place-Names', Denton is a common place-name across England. The name derives from the Old English dene+tun, meaning "village in a valley". It appears as Dentune in the 1086 Domesday Book.
Help please. In the 19th century a James Whiting Blankley had a cottage called Honey Cottage with an orchard. Does anyone know where Honey Cottage is/was?
The famous Denton Street Market takes place on the Mayday Bank Holiday Monday every year.
Over 100 stalls, maypole dancing, a grand raffle plus attractions for children such a quad bikes, bouncy castles and skittles add up to a great day out for the family.
The first Denton Street Market was held in 1984.
Proceeds from the Street Market are split between our Church, the village school and the village hall.
Denton Parish Council The minutes of the last three meetings of Denton Parish Council are available for inspection here.
Lincolnshire County Council has produced a leaflet about walking in the Denton/Harlaxton, to download a copy of the leaflet click here (size = 4.2Mb).
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