Denby is a village in the English county of Derbyshire that is notable as the birthplace of John Flamsteed, England's first Astronomer Royal, and the location of the Denby Pottery Company. The population at the 2001 Census was 1,827, increasing to 2,190 at the 2011 Census.
The Stellarsphere in the John Flamsteed Memorial Park
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Denby is 3 miles (4.8 km) east from Belper and 8 miles (13 km) north of Derby. Denby is home to a secondary school which is named after John Flamsteed. It was once served by Denby railway station on the Midland Railway Ripley Branch.
There is a memorial garden for John Flamsteed, opposite St Mary the Virgin's Church, which features the stellarsphere which shows the position of the stars and planets overhead at the current time.
Denby Common is a hamlet 1 mile to the north east of Denby Village, on the outskirts of Loscoe.
Codnor Breach, another hamlet merges into Denby Common.
Denby Bottles is half a mile to the west of Denby Village.
Smithy Houses lies north west of Denby Village, along the B6179 road.
In addition to John Flamsteed:
- Henry Draycott, who became a highly successful judge in Ireland, was born here in 1510 ; he died in Ireland in 1572.
- "Denby (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
- "Denby Parish Headcounts, 2001". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
- School web site, accessed 7 December 2009
- "Tune 001204 Denby". Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary. Retrieved 8 October 2012.