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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Weston

Historical Forms

  • dentun c.972 BCS1278 11
  • on Dentune c.1030 YCh7
  • Dentun(a), Denton(a) 1086 DB 1173–1215 YCh513–14 1226 FF 1246 Ass41d 1253 Ch 1688 PRWst


'Valley farm', v. denu , tūn , a common p.n.