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Denton, Durham

Historical Description

Denton, a village and a township, forming a parish with Houghton-le-Side, in Durham, on a branch of the river Skerne, 1¼ mile N of Pierce Bridge station on the N.E.R., and 5 NW by W of Darlington. Post town, Conniscliffe, under Darlington. Acreage, 987; population, 114. Lord Barnard is lord of the manor and sole landowner. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Durham; net value, £110 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Gainsford. The church is good, and was rebuilt in 1890.

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 CountyCounty Durham 
Civil parishGainford 
Poor Law unionDarlington 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Denton from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for County Durham 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 newspapers covering county Durham online:

RegionNorth East
Postal districtDL2
Post TownDarlington