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Denby & District (Hardback)

From pre-history to the present

Local History

By Chris Heath
Imprint: Wharncliffe Books
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781903425114
Published: 29th September 2001
Last Released: 8th January 2007



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This is the comprehensive history of Denby and its surrounding district. It will take readers on a fascinating voyage of historical discovery, from the Stoneage to Viking settlements, into the Middle Ages, The English Civil War, and finally through to present day. It explores the origins and careers of the Lords of the Manor and their many Tennants.
It features Militia lists, school days, Witchcraft, Surgeons, Inns as well as the numerous trades and occupations of Denby's inhabitants throughout the ages. Denby & District is an essential reference tool for family and local historians and is packed with nostalgia for locals and visitors alike. Lavishly illustrated, it contains over 180 photographs and line drawings together with 47 family trees and provides a useful reference for anyone interested in Denby and its District's past.

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 Chris Heath

About Chris Heath

Chris Heath has been researching the local history of the Upper Dearne Valley for almost forty years. His previous books include the Denby & District series, the Ye Olde Township series and The Denby Dale Pies – Ten Giants 1788-2000. He has also featured in a number of local radio programmes including ‘Curious & Curouser’ (with Andrew Edwards) and ‘Flashback’ (with Georgie Spanswick) for Radio Leeds and was a consultant for the Channel 4 programme ‘The Great Northern Cookbook’ presented by ex-Coronation Street actor Sean Wilson in 2012. He was also the guest historian in a pie themed edition of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ with Sue Perkins in 2015. This is his twelfth book.

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