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Evolution of Properties at Denton Mill, Brampton CA8 2QU

1778 Brampton (Naworth) Enclosure Map
1778 Brampton (Naworth) Enclosure Map

  1. Margaret Story - Property may be extant. Current property on site is single story with external and many internal walls over 3 feet thick
  2. James Birbeck

1850 Brampton Tithe Map
1850 Brampton Tithe Map (Naworth Township)

  1. James Hodgson – property was then called Denton Mill
  2. George Walton – property was then called Denton Mill
  3. Margaret Little – property was then called Denton Mill (farmer of 4 acres 1851 Census)

The above is the first map where property 3 appears. The names tie in with the 1841 and also the 1851 Census details. All three properties are again named “Denton Mill” in the 1841 and 1851 Census. Again, both names and properties tie in with the 1850 Tithe Map List.


First Edition Ordnance Survey Map
First Edition Ordnance Survey Map 1860 to 1865

  1. William and Sarah Hudspith

    1861 Census – property was then called Denton Mill

    1871 Census – property was then called Denton Mill Cottage

    Please also see www.dur.ac.uk/j.d.little/family/Hudspith.html

  2. John Mingins

    1861 Census – property was then called Denton Mill Cottage

    1871 Census – property was then called Denton Mill Cottage

  3. This property is no longer in existence.
  4. John Simpson

    Property 4 is a new property appearing on the above map. This property was not on the 1850 Tithe Map.

    1871 Census – John Simpson – Miller and farmer, 27 acres employing 20 men property was then called Denton Mill. This property exists today and is known as Denton Mill Farm.


Second Edition Ordnance Survey Map
Second Edition Ordnance Survey Map 1900 to 1901

  1. Sarah Hudspith

    1901 Census – property was then called Denton Cottage.

  2. This property is no longer in existence.

  3. This property is no longer in existence.
  4. John Simpson

    1901 Census – John Simpson – Farmer and Miller. Property was then called Denton Mill.

  5. Joseph Thompson

    1901 Census – Joseph Thompson – Railway Platelayer. Property was then called Denton Cottage.


There has been a succession of buildings at Denton Mill. The oldest surviving cottage is property number 1. The current Denton Mill Farm and its outbuildings was built between 1850 and 1865. Properties 2 and 3 have also been known as Denton Mill. Property 2 had ceased to exist by 1881 and property 3 had ceased to exist by 1861. One possible reason for the succession of properties known as Denton Mill is the fact that the area can flood.

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