Denton  Lancashire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Denton like this:

DENTON, a township, two chapelries, and a sub-district in Manchester parish, Ashton-under-Lyne district, Lancashire. The township lies on the river Tame, and on the Staleybridge and Stockport railway, at the boundary with Cheshire, 3½ miles NNE of Stockport; and has a station on the railway, and a post office‡ under Manchester. ...

Acres, 1, 647. Real property, £8, 997; of which £2, 000 are in mines. Pop., 3, 335. Houses, 675-Coal is worked, and hat-making carried on. Denton Hall, now a farm-house, was the seat of the Hollands. The chapelries are St. Lawrence and Christ-Church; the former constituted in 1854, the latter in 1846. Rated property, £5, 209 and £7, 683. Pop., 3, 127 and 3, 579. Houses, 623 and 739. The property of St. Lawrence is divided among a few; that of Christ-Church, much sub-divided. Both livings are rectories in the diocese of Manchester. Value, £203 * and £221.* Patrons of St. L., the Earl of Wilton; ofC., alternately the Crown and the Bishop. The church ofwas built in 1856. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a mechanics' institute, and two national schools. -The sub-district comprises the townships of Denton and Haughton. Acres, 2, 777. Pop., 6, 706. Houses, 1, 762.

Denton through time

Denton is now part of Tameside district. Click here for graphs and data of how Tameside has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Denton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Denton, in Tameside and Lancashire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 14th June 2024

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