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

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Upper Denby is a rural village 8 miles south east of Huddersfield (11 miles by road) and one mile south of Denby Dale (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 website
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 social media page
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 web pages
Upper Denby is in the Denby Dale ward of the metropolitan district of Kirklees.  Kirklees Council website

It is also in the Denby and Cumberworth ward of the civil parish run by Denby Dale Parish Council.  Denby Dale Parish Council website

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.


Bus services

D3 Monday - Saturday daytime

Huddersfield Bus station - Aspley - Moldgreen - Dalton Wakefield Road - Waterloo Morrisons - Fenay Bridge Penistone Road - Lepton Highgate Crescent, Rowley Lane - Kirkburton North Road, Riley Lane - Shelley Penistone Road - Shepley Marsh Lane, The Sovereign crossroads - Birds Edge - High Flatts - Upper Denby - Lower Denby - Denby Dale Village centre and station Penistone line.

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables and information at  Team Pennine

350 Thursday and Saturday daytime

Holmfirth Bus station - Wooldale New Mill Road - New Mill - The Sovereign crossroads - Upper Cumberworth - Denby Dale - Lower Denby - Upper Denby - Ingbirchworth - Penistone

Timetable at  Metro      Timetables (.pdf format) at  South Pennine Community Transport

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