Denby Lane, Upper Denby
St John the Evangelist Church, Denby
The old phone box in Denby Lane houses Upper Denby's defibrillator
The George Inn, Upper Denby
Upper Denby is a rural village 8 miles south east of Huddersfield (11 miles by road) and one mile south of
(2 miles by road).
The village is an old settlement thought to originally have had Danish origins and is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Denebi.
Just to the north east of Upper Denby on a road route down to Denby Dale is the smaller hamlet of Lower Denby.
The village is around 255 metres above sea level, nearly 100 metres higher than Denby Dale in the Dearne Valley below.
Around Upper Denby
The George Inn is in Denby Lane and was named Yorkshire's Favourite Pub 2021 by tourism agency company Welcome to Yorkshire and Rural Pub of The Year 2020 by Huddersfield & District Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). The traditional village pub organises jazz and folk evenings and pie and pea walks.
Denby CE (VA) First School is in Goose Green, Upper Denby.
Denby CE (VA) First School
Denby Cricket Club, established in 1888, plays in the Huddersfield Drakes League and is based at Denby Lane, Upper Denby. The club offers cricket for Under 9s upwards.
Denby Cricket Club
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St John the Evangelist Church, Denby, is in Denby Lane at Upper Denby. The present church dates from 1845, replacing an earlier one of 1627.
CofE St John the Evangelist
Upper Denby is in the Denby Dale ward of the metropolitan district of Kirklees.
It is also in the Denby and Cumberworth ward of the civil parish run by Denby Dale Parish Council.
Denby Dale Parish Council
This village of Upper Denby should not be confused with another Upper Denby within the Kirklees district, a small hamlet near Grange Moor and Briestfield.
Monday - Saturday daytime
Highgate Crescent, Rowley Lane
North Road, Riley Lane
Marsh Lane, The Sovereign crossroads
Village centre and station
Timetables and information at
Thursday and Saturday daytime
New Mill Road
The Sovereign crossroads
- Ingbirchworth - Penistone
South Pennine Community Transport
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Places to go
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