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Denton, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Denton, a parish in Northamptonshire, 3 miles front Horton station on the M.R., and 6 ESE from Northampton. It has a post office under Northampton; money order office,. Yardley Hastings; telegraph office, Castle Ashby. Acreage, 1555; population, 487. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Patron, the Marquis of Northampton. The church is a building of stone in the Gothic style, and there is a Baptist chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorthamptonshire 
Ecclesiastical parishDenton St. Margaret 
Poor Law unionHardingstone 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1540., in association with the Northamptonshire Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts for Northamptonshire online.


Church of England

St. Margaret (parish church)

The church of St. Margaret is an edifice of stone, in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a small embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing a clock and 3 bells; it was repaired in 1865, and has 200 sittings.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Denton from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northamptonshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Denton are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Northamptonshire papers online:

DistrictSouth Northamptonshire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNN7
Post TownNorthampton