Place:Denton, Norfolk, England

Alt namesDentunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 188
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates52.4462°N 1.3531°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoEarsham Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Depwade Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
South Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Denton is a village and civil parish in the county of Norfolk, England. At the 2001 UK census it had a population of 352 inhabitants living in 149 dwellings, reducing to a population of 326 at the 2011 UK census.

Located on the southern edge of the county, Denton has an area of 10.11 km2 (3.90 sq mi). The nearest towns are Redenhall with Harleston and Bungay. To the south lies the River Waveney (the boundary with the county of Suffolk), to the west the parish of Alburgh, to the north the parishes of Topcroft and Bedingham and to the east the parish of Earsham.

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-shaped, but the eastern curved part built of flint was retained.

To the north-west at Darrow Green are the surviving earthworks of Denton Castle, a small medieval motte-and-bailey castle.

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