From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Denbury Green - - 1090534.jpg
Denbury is located in Devon
Denbury shown within Devon
OS grid reference SX823688
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district TQ12
Dialling code 01803
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°30′28″N 3°39′38″W / 50.50775°N 3.66051°W / 50.50775; -3.66051Coordinates: 50°30′28″N 3°39′38″W / 50.50775°N 3.66051°W / 50.50775; -3.66051

Denbury is a village in Teignbridge district of Devon, England. The village is situated between Totnes and Newton Abbot, approximately ten miles from Torquay.

Denbury Hill (Locally known as Denbury Down) is an Iron Age Hill fort which is located to the south west of the village. The area has a long history of human habitation, with Denbury Manor being owned by Ealdred, Archbishop of York, before the Norman conquest of England in 1066. The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin in the village dates from 12th century.[1]

The United States Army built a camp and shooting range in the village in the run up to the invasion of Europe in 1944. In 1967 The Royal Corps of Signals, Junior Leaders Regiment left Denbury Camp (1955 - 1967), 47 Lt Regiment, Royal Artillery (returning from Aden) moved in around September 1967 and finally left in about April 1969 when they moved to Houndstone Camp, Yeovil. They were part of 24 Brigade. Thereafter, Channings Wood Prison was constructed on most of the site.[2] Today, Channings Wood is a Category C prison for men from all over South Western England, and is the biggest employer in Denbury. The other part of the former military base is now the Denbury Range, home of the Torbay Fullbore Club.[3]

The village today comprises 300 households including farms in the surrounding area. The village forms part of the Denbury and Torbryan civil parish. The village also is near the centre of Ambrook electoral ward. The population at the 2011 census was 6,180.[4]

Local Events[edit]

Glas-Denbury is a local music festival founded in July 2012. Created by local villagers to Denbury, has aimed to provide a music and entertainment festival experience locally to Devon and has been popular with both locals and visitors alike.[5]


The historic manor of Denbury was held successively by the families of Reynell, Taylor (the monuments to which family are displayed in the Taylor Chapel of Denbury Church) (both of which families also held the adjoining manors of East Ogwell and West Ogwell), Froude, Curtis, Townsend, and is currently owned by Timothy Roger Howe.


External links[edit]

Media related to Denbury at Wikimedia Commons