The hamlet of Denton, where St Helen's Church (see yesterday) is sited, is a picturesque little place, originally part of the estate of nearby Denton Hall. Nowadays the original stone farm buildings and cottages have been extended and renovated to provide rather luxurious homes, like the former school house, below left.
Denton Hall itself, a place with a long history, is now a wedding and conference venue. The present hall was completed in about 1778, designed by the celebrated Yorkshire architect John Carr, to replace earlier buildings that were twice damaged by fire. Carr's work is generally in the classical Palladian style, very symmetrical, and from what I could see of the hall from the gates, that is true of Denton.
The hamlet sits among meadows and parkland, partway up the hillside above the Wharfe valley and has lovely views over to Ilkley Moor and the Cow and Calf Rocks.