Denston is a compact village on a tributary of the River Glem, recorded in Domesday as "Danerdestuna". Historically may also be called Denardiston and it appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Denſton".

The Plumbers Arms was once a popular stopping point for horse drawn traffic between Bury and Haverhill. A barrow near this pub is said to be the burial place of soldiers killed in a nearby battle during the Civil War.

The Wickhambrook Red House has sometimes been erroneously recorded as being in Denston.


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The 1841 census lists:

William Page, brewer, 45, born Suffolk.

The 1851 census lists:

Francis Gant as a grocer & beer seller, pub not named, Head/Married/73/born West Burgholt, Essex, with his wife Mary, 57, born Wickhambrook, [the Crown?]

The 1855 White's Directory lists a beer house run by Francis Gant (also listed as a shopkeeper).

The 1861 census lists William Grimwood as a publican, Wickham Street, Head/Married/58/born Suffolk, [the Plumber's Arms?, pub near Wickham Street.]


Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.