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Denton, Huntingdonshire

Historical Description

Denton, a village and a parish in Huntingdonshire, on Holme brook, 1½ mile SSW from Stilton, and 3½ miles W by S from Holme station on the G.N.R. Post town, Peterborough; money order and telegraph office, Stilton. Acreage of the civil parish, 1031; population, 60; of the ecclesiastical, 83. The living is a rectory, with that of Caldecot annexed, in the diocese of Ely; joint net yearly value, £105. The church was partly rebuilt in 1665, has arms of the Cottons, and is an ancient building of stone in the Norman and Early English styles. Sir Robert Bruce Cotton, Bart., the founder of the Cottontail library, was a native.

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 CountyHuntingdonshire 
Ecclesiastical parishDenton All Saints 
Poor Law unionPeterborough 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1546.


Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The church of All Saints is an ancient edifice of stone in the Norman and Early English styles, consisting of chancel, nave, north porch and small western tower, with pyramidal roof, containing 2 bells: the interior was thoroughly restored in 1865: there are 90 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 Huntindonshire is available to browse.

Postal districtPE7
Post TownPeterborough