Denton a village in South Norfolk, England

People from Denton's Past

Our genealogy page.

The purpose of this page is to provide some information about people who have lived in Denton in the past. Links to other websites are provided where appropriate.

Baptism Records 1813 – 1880

Details of all baptisms conducted in St Mary's church between these years are now recorded on the Ancestry Website.

These reveal all sorts of interesting information including the occupations of the infants' fathers. Thus one, Robert Holland in 1860, is described as a "Zoo Keeper"(!) and another, Daniel Jones in 1871, as a "Signalman" reflecting presumably the arrival of the Waveney Valley Railway.

The Two World Wars

Denton War Memorial

Like most communities in the UK, and beyond, many of the men who left Denton to fight in the two world wars did not return. Their names are recorded and their memories honoured on a plaque in St Mary's Church.

They were:

First World War 1914-1918

Second World War 1939-1945

The Chapel Memorial

Chapel War Memorial

Two of the names on the memorial in the church also appear on the chapel memorial. The latter carries three further names - of Alburgh residents. Their details are recorded here for completeness.

First World War 1914-1918

Second World War 1939-1945

Others

There are other casualties with links to Denton who are not recorded on the village memorials

Private Cyril Edmund August Cheney, Royal Horse Artillery (Picture)

Cheney was born at Walnut Tree Farm, Denton, 4th August 1898 and lived later at Stratton St. Michael. He was educated at Norwich High School, St. Giles', Norwich. He was wounded in France 3rd October 1918 and died at the 4th General Hospital, London, 26th October 1918. He was buried at St. Michael, Long Stratton, 1st November 1918.

Further information can be found at

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission site.

County Directories

In the nineteenth century a number of county directories were published which contained a lot of information about the inhabitants of individual villages, including Denton, at specific dates. These are available for inspection:

These directories continued into the twentieth century.

Denton's entry in the 1937 edition of Kelly's Directory has been copied into a page on this website.

Useful Links

The Norfolk Record Office site.

The GENUK site.

More Information

It is hoped to expand the information on this page. Ideas for new topics and additional information for the current ones are most welcome.

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