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Major Settlement in the Parish of Denton

Historical Forms

  • Dentun 972–92 BCS1130 c.1200
  • Dentone 1086 DB
  • Dentone cum Caldecote 1327 SR
  • Dentone juxta Stilton c.1400 Linc
  • Dentone prope Jakesle c.1415 ib


Situation and form alike make it clear that this is OE  denu- tun, 'valley farm,' rather than 'farm of the Danes.'

Places in the same Parish