Place:Daventry, Northamptonshire, England

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NameDaventry
Alt namesDanetrysource: Family History Library Catalog, Wikipedia (for explanation)
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish, Borough (municipal)
Coordinates52.25°N 1.167°W
Located inNorthamptonshire, England
See alsoFawsley Hundred, Northamptonshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Daventry District, Northamptonshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Daventry is a market town in Northamptonshire, England, with a population of 25,026 (2011 UK census).

Since 1974 the town has also been the administrative centre of the larger non-metropolitan Daventry District which also included a large rural area. The District registered a population of 77,843 in the same census. Prior to 1974 Daventry was a municipal borough.

The town is 75 miles (121 km) north-northwest of London via the M1 motorway, 13.9 miles (22.4 km) west of Northampton, 10.2 miles (16.4 km) southwest of Rugby and 15.8 miles (25.4 km) north-north east of Banbury.

History

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Daventry.

Research Tips

  • From this Findmypast page you can browse the Northamptonshire parishes which have parish register transcripts online.
  • From this Ancestry page you can browse the Northamptonshire parishes which have parish register transcripts online.
  • For both of the above sites, a subscription is charged. Transcriptions of these records may also be available free of charge on the FamilySearch website.
  • A further collection of online source references will be found on the county page for Northamptonshire.
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