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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] 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.

Denton St Mary
Denton is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area10.11 km2 (3.90 sq mi)
Population326 (2011)
• Density32/km2 (83/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTM281884
• London90 miles
Civil parish
  • Denton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtIP20
Dialling code01986
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast 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

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.


Denton has an active Parish Council of seven members. It forms part of the Earsham Ward of South Norfolk District Council and part of the Clavering Division of Norfolk County Council.


  1. ^ "Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council, 2001". Archived from the original on 11 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Denton parish information". South Norfolk Council. 2 October 2007. Archived from the original on 5 September 2008. 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

External linksEdit

For further information go to the village website