Denton Village, Lincolnshire


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History of Denton Village
Denton Parish Church of St Andrew
Denton Village Campanologists
Denton Village Streetmarket
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Denton Wharf and the Grantham canal
Denton Village Diary
Denton Village Womens Institute
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Denton Village

Main Street Denton. Photograph © 2005 Steve Pattenden
Welcome to dentonvillage.org, the website about life in the beautiful English village of Denton in Lincolnshire.

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.

The Gatehouse entrance to the Welby estate taken from the A607. Photograph © 2005 Steve Pattenden

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?

Denton Street Market
Denton Streetmarket 2005. Photograph © 2005 Steve Pattenden
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.
Late summer in the Paddock 2005. Photograph © September 2005 Steve Pattenden

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).

Occasionally, a newletter is produced, if you would like to receive it simply email me.

Contributions from individuals or Denton related clubs and societies is VERY welcome.

Residents and ex-residents of the village, this is YOUR website, use the contact link on the left to send some village history or tell me about the clubs and societies events in the village. Tell me what's going on or what you have planned for the future. Tell me about residents achievements or businesses please email me. .