Place:Denby, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameDenby
Alt namesHigh-Flattssource: from redirect
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.572°N 1.657°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
West Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoDenby and Cumberworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandurban district in which it was located 1894-1938
Denby Dale, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandurban district in which it was located 1938-1974
Kirklees, West Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Denby from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"DENBY, a township and a chapelry in Penistone [ecclesiastical] parish, [West Riding of] Yorkshire. The township lies at the head of the river Dearne, on the Huddersfield and Sheffield railway, near Denby-Dale [railway] station, and 8 miles W of Barnesley; and includes the hamlets of Denby-Dale, Dryhill, Exley-Gate, High Flatts, and Lower and Upper Bagden. Acres: 2,870. Real property: £5,306. Population:, 1,813. Houses: 375.
"The chapelry is larger than the township, and was constituted in 1853. Post town, Denby-Dale, under Huddersfield. Population: 2,262. Houses: 467. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon. Value: £129. Patron: the Vicar of Penistone. The church was rebuilt in 1843. There are four dissenting chapels, a slightly endowed school, and charities £12."

Denby became a civil parish in Denby and Cumberworth Urban District in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England, from 1894 until 1938 and then in Denby Dale Urban District from 1938 until 1974. In 1974 it became part of Kirklees district municipality in West Yorkshire.

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