Upper Denton

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Upper Denton
Upper Denton Church Cumbria.JPG
Redundant church at Upper Denton
Upper Denton is located in Cumbria
Upper Denton
Upper Denton
Location within Cumbria
OS grid referenceNY616654
Civil parish
  • Upper Denton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCA8
Dialling code016977
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°58′52″N 2°36′04″W / 54.981°N 2.601°W / 54.981; -2.601Coordinates: 54°58′52″N 2°36′04″W / 54.981°N 2.601°W / 54.981; -2.601

Upper Denton is a small village and civil parish in the north of Cumbria, England about 1 km north of the A69 road linking Haltwhistle and Brampton. The population of the civil parish when taken at the Census 2011 was less than 100. Details are included in the parish of Nether Denton. The village is situated on the line of the Roman Stanegate which ran from Corbridge (Coria) to Carlisle (Luguvalium). Just 1 km to the north across the river Irthing is Birdoswald fort on Hadrian's Wall. Nearby villages include Gilsland, Greenhead and Lanercost.

The church was built using Roman stones including a re used Roman Arch. It is said that masonry from Birdoswald was used.[1] The church is no longer in use. The old bastle was at one time a Vicarage.[2]

An accident at the level crossing on 24 December 1970 led to a Department of the Environment report.[3] The level crossing is manned (July 2014) even though there are very few residences on the north side of the line and the road north of the line is a dead end.

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Level crossing looking north at Upper Denton.


  1. ^ http://www.visitcumbria.com/churches/upper-denton-church/
  2. ^ http://www.gatehouse-gazetteer.info/English%20sites/725.html
  3. ^ Dept of the Environment 'Report on the accident that occurred on 24 December 1970 at Upper Denton Public Level Crossing between Haltwhistle and Brampton' HMSO

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