"DENBY is a parish (having no dependent township) in the same hundred as Butterley, between two and three miles S. from Ripley, and about 8 N.E. from Derby. Coal and iron-works, and a pottery are in the parish. The habitations are thinly scattered to a considerable distance around the church, which is an ancient building, dedicated to St. Mary. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the gift of the Earl of Chesterfield. The parish contained, at the last census (1831) 1,272 inhabitants."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
If you are planning a visit, the parish has its own Visitors' Centre to welcome and assist you. CAUTION: The site is intended to sell you pottery.
Openwood Gate is a hamlet just over 2 miles west of the village. Denby Bottles is primarily farmland 2 miles west of the village. Smithy Houses is a hamlet 1 mile northwest of the village.
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