|Alt names||Danetone||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 147|
|Danitone||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 147|
|Type||Civil parish, Suburb|
|Located in||Kent, England|
|See also||Shamwell Hundred, Kent, England||ancient county division in which it was located|
|Strood Rural, Kent, England||rural district of which it was a part 1894-1935|
|Gravesend, Kent, England||town which absorbed Denton in 1935.|
|Gravesham District, Kent, England||district municipality covering the area since 1974|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
NOTE: There is another Denton (near Dover) in Kent.
- the following text is copied from an article in Wikipedia
Gravesend absorbed Milton (1914), Denton, Chalk and part of Northfleet, including Claphall, Singlewell and King's Farm (1935). In 1974 Gravesend and its surrounding area became the non-metropolitan Gravesham District. Denton was originally an ancient parish in the Shamwell Hundred of Kent.
A nineteenth century description
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Denton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "DENTON, a parish in North Aylesford [registration] district, Kent; on the river Thames and the North Kent railway, 2 miles E of Gravesend. Post town, Chalk, under Gravesend. Acres: 1,320; of which 130 are water. Population: 101. Houses: 23. There is no church."
- Kent County Council Archive, Local Studies and Museums Service. James Whatman Way, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1LQ. This incorporates the Centre for Kentish Studies in Maidstone and the East Kent Archives Centre near Dover.
- Canterbury Cathedral Archives see the Archives web pages on the Canterbury Catherdral site.
- For information on the area around the Medway Towns, have a look at Medway Council's CityArk site.
- Ordnance Survey Maps of England and Wales - Revised: Kent illustrates the parish boundaries of Kent when rural districts were still in existence and before Greater London came into being. The map publication year is 1931. An earlier map of 1900 may also be useful. The maps blow up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets. Maps in this series are now downloadable for personal use.
- Census records for Kent are available on FamilySearch, Ancestry and FindMyPast. The first site is free; the other two are pay sites but have access to microfilmed images. Steve Archer produced a very useful round-up of the available sources, but this information may not be up to date.
- Registration Districts in Kent for the period 1837 to the present. By drilling down through the links you can follow any parish through the registration districts to which it was attached.
- England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911 The full database from Kent Archives Office, Maidstone, has been available online from FamilySearch since June 2016.
- Kent had five family history societies (now only four):
Categories: Kent, England | Denton (Gravesend), Kent, England | Shamwell Hundred, Kent, England | Strood Rural, Kent, England | Gravesend, Kent, England | Gravesham District, Kent, England