images of places and buildings in Denton, Lincolnshire

Welcome to the Denton Parish Council web site

We hope you find the information useful and interesting. We offer you a mix of formal parish council information together with general information about Denton village, it's surrounding and community. We will endeavour to update the site on a regular basis and hope you will visit again soon.

Denton, four miles to the west of Grantham, is in the county of Lincolnshire and district of South Kesteven. Our parish boundary is in part contiguous with the county boundary  with Leicestershire. Geographically it lies on the edge of the Vale of Belvoir alongside the A607 Melton Mowbray to Grantham road. The underlying rock of which many village houses are built is Jurassic Ironstone. This gives the village its characteristic golden colour.

The village and surrounding land is part of the Welby Estate, although many of the village houses are now in private ownership. Denton is fortunate to have a school, public house (The Welby Arms), village hall and church (St. Andrews).

In 2001 the village had a population of 283 housed in 134 dwellings.  59 homes are owner occupied, 33 rented from Council or Housing Association and 38 rented from private landlord.

The village has entered recent Best Kept Village competitions and in 2007 the judges said:-

"Denton is on western extremity of district and county with much of the traffic kept away on A607. Obvious pride in gardens and surroundings by villagers. Lucky to have nice walks around and to canal. Pleased to see encouragement of this competition by number of leaflets advertising it. Well done."