Denstone Village Information

Denstone is a small rural village situated between the market towns of Uttoxeter in East Staffordshire and Ashbourne in Derbyshire. Under the present Local Government Structure it forms part of the Churnet Ward with the neighbouring village of Rocester. The two villages lie within 2km of one another, but are distinctly separated by the River Churnet and the B5030, the main road that connects Uttoxeter and Ashbourne. Denstone is equally distant, about 10 km, from these two towns.

The village is dominated by the Weaver Hills, the highest point of over 1200ft being about 5 km to the north and forming a particularly scenic landscape which is well served by over 23 km of rural footpaths within the Parish Boundary alone.In 1945 there were about 100 dwellings in the Denstone Parish which includes the hamlets of Stubwood to the South and Prestwood to the North. There has been substantial building within the village since, mainly in the sixties and seventies, and today there are about 400 dwellings in the Parish. Most of this expansion has taken place close to the village centre resulting in a compact development with well defined boundaries.

Denstone Diary” – May 2017

Sue Edmonson has just produced the first issue of a beautiful (FREE!) glossy magazine about Denstone Village. She plans to make this an annual publication that will be useful to newcomers and current residents alike. You can download a copy of this in pdf format.