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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Denby St. Mary|
|Hundred||Morleston and Litchurch|
|Poor Law union||Belper|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Denby 1557-1837, Derbyshire, is available to browse online.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Denby (St. Mary))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.
Newspapers and Periodicals
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