Denton is both a village and a parish. The parish is about 4 miles southwest of Grantham on the old Melton Mowbray road (now the A607). The parish itself is bounded on the north by Barrowby, on the east by Harlaxton parish, to the west by Woolsthorpe and Harston (Leicestershire) parishes, and on the south by Wyville parish. The parish covers about 2,650 acres.
The village of Denton is about a mile south of the Grantham and Nottingham Canal, which effectively forms the border with Barrowby parish. A rivulet, which rises from near Denton House, supplies a small reservoir and feeds into the Grantham Canal. If you are planning a visit:
- It is probably easiest to take the A607 southwest off the A1 Motorway for about three miles.
- Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Denton which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which Denton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- The national grid reference is SK 8632.
- Consider getting an Ordnance Survey "Explorer 247" map which will show detail of 2.5 inches to 1 mile scale.
- See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK868326 (Lat/Lon: 52.88379, -0.711021), Denton which are provided by: