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Denby, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Denby, a large village and parish in Belper union, Derbyshire, on the M.R., 3½ miles ESE of Belper. There is a station, with telegraph, on the railway, and a post office under Derby; money order office, Kilburn. Acreage, 2437; population, 1533. There are extensive collieries and brick and tile works, and a large pottery. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £180. The church is ancient but good, has a tower and spire, and contains some interesting monuments. There are a Wesleyan chapel and an endowed school with £54 a year; the school was enlarged a second time in 1885. Flamsteed the astronomer was a native.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
Ecclesiastical parishDenby St. Mary 
HundredMorleston and Litchurch 
Poor Law unionBelper 

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


Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Denby 1557-1837, Derbyshire, is available to browse online.

Ancestry.co.uk, in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.


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 Denby from the following:


Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.


Newspapers and Periodicals

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