Denton, Nether



Site type: Doubtful

The church and vicarage at Nether Denton lie within the remains of a Roman fort. The church was built between 1868-70 and nothing apart from one sculpture remains of the original church. [1] The Old Vicarage shows evidence of once being a bastle (defended house). [1]

Nether Denton does not appear in the documentary evidence for tax records from the fourteenth or sixteenth countries, although there is a record for Denton. The Nether Denton place-name only appears from the mid-fifteenth century. [2] Upper Denton is located to the west and has its own church which dates from the twelfth century. [1] Denton Hall and Denton Mill are spread over three kilometres to the south west. It is hard to estimate whether there was ever extensive settlement at Nether Denton, or whether the church was serving a dispersed community over this area. As such it is currently classed as a doubtful DMV.

Appears in the Gazetteer of Deserted Medieval Villages known in 1968.

[1] Hyde, N. and N. Pevsner 2010. The Buildings of England: Cumbria: Cumberland, Westmorland and Furness. London: Yale University Press: 332-333.
[2] Armstong, A.M., A. Mawer, F.M. Stenton and B. Dickins 1950. The Place-Names of Cumberland Part 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 81.
Pre-1974 county:
Historic parish:
Nether Denton
Present county or unitary area:
Modern parish:
Nether Denton
Grid reference:
NY 595646

Documentary resources
Domesday reference:
Domesday minimum number of individuals:
Taxation 1291 (main):
Not recorded
Taxation 1291 (portions):
Not recorded
Lay subsidy 1334 total paid:
Not recorded
Poll Tax 1377 number who paid:
No surviving record
Poll Tax 1377 total paid:
No surviving record
Poll Tax 1379 number who paid:
No surviving record
Poll Tax 1379 total paid:
No surviving record
Poll Tax 1381 number who paid:
No surviving record
Poll Tax 1381 total paid:
No surviving record
Lay subsidy 1524 number who paid:
Lay Subsidy 1524 total paid:
Lay Subsidy 1525 number who paid:
Lay Subsidy 1525 total paid:
Lay Subsidy 1543/4 number who paid:
Diocesan returns 1563:
14 (Denton)
Census 1801 total population:
245 (Township)
Census 1841 total population:
280 (Parish)
Census 1841 inhabited houses:
E179 date and type last doc:
1662 May 19 hearth tax
Additional information
Alternative names:
Presumed date of depopulation:
NMR number:
HER number:
CUMB 249
Investigation history:
Cartographic or photographic records:
OS 72/259 222-3 Taken 17 July 1972.
Site status:
Scheduled 1018501 (Roman fort and vicus)
x coordinate:
y coordinate:
Beresford, M.W. and J.G. Hurst (eds) 1971. Deserted Medieval Villages. London: Lutterworth.
See also:
NMR Pastscape