Denton, Norfolk

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Denton
Denton is located in Norfolk
Denton
Denton
 Denton shown within Norfolk
Area  10.11 km2 (3.90 sq mi)
Population 352 
   – density  35 /km2 (91 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TM281884
   – London  90 miles 
Civil parish Denton
District South Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HARLESTON
Postcode district IP20
Dialling code 01986
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament South Norfolk
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°26′46″N 1°21′20″E / 52.446175°N 1.355438°E / 52.446175; 1.355438 Denton is a village and civil parish in the county of Norfolk, England. At the 2011 census it had a population of 352 inhabitants,[1] living in 149 dwellings.

Denton St Mary

Located on the southern edge of the county, Denton has an area of 10.11 km2 (3.90 sq mi).[2] The nearest towns are Harleston and Bungay. To the south lies the river Waveney (the boundary with the county of Suffolk), to the west Alburgh, to the north Topcroft and Bedingham and to the east Earsham.

It is a very active community and in 2008 came first in the Under 500 population category in the annual Pride in Norfolk Community Awards. It then went on to win the East of England competition in the 2009 Calor Village of the Year Competition. For up-to-date information about the village, its residents and history - visit the Village Website listed below.

Castle Hill, Darrow Green

The Church of Denton St Mary is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk. Its original round tower fell probably in the 16th century, and was repaired in the most economical fashion, built of brick and square, but retaining the eastern curved part built of flint.[3]

To the north-west at Darrow Green are the surviving earthworks of Denton Castle, a small medieval motte-and-bailey castle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council, 2001". 
  2. ^ "Denton parish information". South Norfolk Council. 2 October 2007. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  3. ^ The Round Tower Churches of Norfolk by Lyn Stilgoe and Dorothy Shreeve, Canterbury Press, Norwich; ISBN 1-85311-448-0

External links[edit]

For further information go to the village website