Denton, Norfolk

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Denton is located in Norfolk
Denton shown within Norfolk
Area 10.11 km2 (3.90 sq mi)
Population 326 (2011)
• Density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
OS grid reference TM281884
• London 90 miles
Civil parish
  • Denton
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
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
52°26′46″N 1°21′20″E / 52.446175°N 1.355438°E / 52.446175; 1.355438Coordinates: 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 2001 census it had a population of 352 inhabitants living in 149 dwellings,[1] reducing to a population of 326 at the 2011 census,.[2]

Denton St Mary

Located on the southern edge of the county, Denton has an area of 10.11 km2 (3.90 sq mi).[3] 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.[4]

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


An electoral ward in the same name exists. The population of this ward was 7,931 at the 2011 Census.[5]


  1. ^ "Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council, 2001". Archived from the original on 2017-02-11. 
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Denton parish information". South Norfolk Council. 2 October 2007. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  4. ^ The Round Tower Churches of Norfolk by Lyn Stilgoe and Dorothy Shreeve, Canterbury Press, Norwich; ISBN 1-85311-448-0
  5. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 29 August 2015. 

External links[edit]

For further information go to the village website