Denton, Northamptonshire

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St Margaret's in Denton.jpg
St Margaret's parish church
Denton is located in Northamptonshire
Denton shown within Northamptonshire
Population 767 (2001 Census)[1]
739 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference SP8357
• London 63 miles (101 km)
Civil parish
  • Denton
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Northampton
Postcode district NN7
Dialling code 01604
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
Website Denton Village Northampton
List of places
52°12′32″N 0°46′44″W / 52.209°N 0.779°W / 52.209; -0.779Coordinates: 52°12′32″N 0°46′44″W / 52.209°N 0.779°W / 52.209; -0.779

Denton is a small village and civil parish on the A428 road about 6 miles (10 km) south-east of Northampton. It has a pub, the Red Lion, a village hall, a Church of England parish church and a primary school.

The 2001 Census recorded the parish population as 767,[1] decreasing to 739 at the 2011 census.[2]

Parish church[edit]

Conversion of St Paul, a mural by Henry Bird in St Margaret's Church

The Church of England parish church of St Margaret has 13th-century origins but was mostly rebuilt 1827–8.[3]

The interior of the church is decorated with biblical murals by the Northampton artist, Henry Bird. Plans were made for the works in 1960 and they were painted from February 1975 until the summer of 1976. They are on 16 panels with 31 life-size figures, many based on local people.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b "Denton CP: Parish headcounts". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget (revision) (1973) [1961]. Northamptonshire. The Buildings of England (revised ed.). New Haven: Yale University Press. pp. 183–4. ISBN 978-0-300-09632-3. 
  4. ^ Mayes, Ian (11 May 2000). "Henry Bird". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  5. ^ Denton: a set of photographs by Jenny Thorpe with text

External links[edit]

Media related to Denton, Northamptonshire at Wikimedia Commons