The Stellarsphere in the John Flamsteed Memorial Park
Denby shown within Derbyshire
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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.
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. It was once served by Denby railway station on the Midland Railway Ripley Branch.
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.
- Neighbourhood Statistics. "Denby Parish Census 2001". Neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 2013-12-09.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
- School web site, accessed 7 December 2009
- "Tune 001204 Denby". Christian classics ethereal hymnary. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
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