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Large estate to the northwest of Dorking in Surrey, England. A farmhouse and surrounding land originally owned by John Denby was purchased in 1734 by Jonathan Tyers, the proprietor of Vauxhall Gardens in London, and converted into a weekend retreat.

Derby Trader

UK’s first free newspaper, founded in 1966 by Lionel Pickering and Tony Mather, who became its first editor.

Devil’s door

Blocked-up door in the north wall of a church, once believed to have been an escape route for the Devil when he left a child as a result of the sacrament of baptism.

Devil’s Knell

Custom associated with Dewsbury Minster in West Yorkshire, England.

Dewsbury Minster

Parish church in Dewsbury and Mother Church of West Yorkshir.

Diana Beaumont

Eldest illegitimate daughter of Sir Thomas Wentworth of Bretton Hall near Wakefield in Yorkshire.

Dick Turpin

English highwayman whose exploits were romanticised following his execution in York for horse theft. In the popular imagination he is best remembered for a fictional 200-mile ride from London to York on his horse Black Bess.

Dicky Beefs

Redirected to New Hall moat.


One of several villages in the Saddleworth parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, in Greater Manchester

Diseases Prevention (Metropolis) Act 1883

Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom passed in 1883 to deal with London’s sick poor.