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This article is about the village in England. For other uses, see Denby (disambiguation).
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The Stellarsphere in the John Flamsteed Memorial Park
Denby is located in Derbyshire
 Denby shown within Derbyshire
Population 1,827 [1]
OS grid reference SK386470
District Amber Valley
Shire county Derbyshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RIPLEY
Postcode district DE5
Dialling code 01332
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places

Coordinates: 53°01′11″N 1°25′31″W / 53.01974°N 1.42531°W / 53.01974; -1.42531

Denby is a village in the English county of Derbyshire that is notable as the birthplace of John Flamsteed, England's first Astronomer Royal, and the location of the Denby Pottery Company. The population at the 2001 Census was 1,827 increasing to 2,190 at the 2011 Census.[2]


There is a memorial garden for John Flamsteed; opposite St Mary's church, which features the stellarsphere which shows the position of the stars and planets overhead at the current time.

Denby is 3 miles (4.8 km) east from Belper and 8 miles (13 km) north of Derby. Denby is home to a secondary school which is named after John Flamsteed.[3] It was once served by Denby railway station on the Midland Railway Ripley Branch.

The village is commemorated in the hymn tune Denby, composed in 1904 by Charles J. Dale.[4]

Notable people[edit]

In addition to John Flamsteed:

  • Henry Draycott, who became a highly successful judge in Ireland, was born here in 1510 ; he died in Ireland in 1572.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics. "Denby Parish Census 2001". Retrieved 2013-12-09. 
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 March 2016. 
  3. ^ School web site, accessed 7 December 2009
  4. ^ "Tune 001204 Denby". Christian classics ethereal hymnary. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 

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