English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Upper and Nether

Major Settlement in the Parish of Upper and Nether Denton

Historical Forms

  • Denton 1169 Laner
  • in Gillesland 1346 FF
  • inferior, superior 1613 Naworth
  • Dentun c.1177 Weth
  • Dentune 1279 Ass
  • Overdenton 1363 Ipm
  • Nethirdenton 1457 IpmR
  • Nedder Denton 1580 Border
  • Denthon 1183 Pap 1402
  • duas Dentonas c.1184 Laner


'tūnin the valley,' v. denu . Upper Denton was also known in early days as Vetus Denton (NB ii, 509).

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name