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Daventry

Coordinates: 52°16′N 1°10′W / 52.26, -1.16 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Population 22,367 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SP5762
Parish Daventry
District Daventry district
Shire county Northamptonshire
Region East Midlands
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DAVENTRY
Postcode district NN11
Dial code 01327
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
UK Parliament Daventry
European Parliament East Midlands
List of places: UKEnglandNorthamptonshire
Holy Cross Church

Daventry is a market town in Northamptonshire, England with a population of 22,367 (2001 census). The town is also the administrative centre of the much larger Daventry district, population 71,838. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 11 KB) Summary Description: A blank map of the United Kingdom, with country outline and coastline; contact the author for help with modifications or add-ons Source: Reference map provided by Demis Mapper 6 Date: 2006-21-06 Author: User... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... UK Census 2001 logo A nationwide census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... The Daventry district is a large local government district of western Northamptonshire, England. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of English administrative division used for the purposes of local government. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... The East Midlands is one of the regions of England and consists of most of the eastern half of the traditional region of the Midlands. ... 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The NN postcode area, also known as the Northampton postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Brackley, Corby, Daventry, Kettering, Northampton, Rushden, Towcester and Wellingborough in England. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... Northamptonshire Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Northamptonshire in the East Midlands of England. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... 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List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places within counties List of places in Bedfordshire List of places in Berkshire List of places in Buckinghamshire List of places in Cambridgeshire List of places in Cheshire List of places in Cleveland List of places... This is a list of places in Northamptonshire, United Kingdom: Contents: Top - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Althorp - Arthingworth - Ashby St Ledgers B Badby - Bannaventa - Barby - Boughton - Brackley... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (750x962, 238 KB)The unnusual Holy Cross Church in Daventry, the church was constructed from local ironstone between 1752-1758. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (750x962, 238 KB)The unnusual Holy Cross Church in Daventry, the church was constructed from local ironstone between 1752-1758. ... The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The Daventry district is a large local government district of western Northamptonshire, England. ...


It is located roughly 12 miles (20 km) west of Northampton. The town comprises a historic market centre surrounded by much modern housing and light industrial development. On the edge of the town centre is the popular Daventry Country Park and reservoir. Northampton Guildhall, built 1861-4, E.W. Godwin, architect Northampton is a large market town and a local government district in central England on the River Nene, and the county town of Northamptonshire, in the English East Midlands region. ... Daventry Country Park is a country park located on the north-eastern outskirts of Daventry in Northamptonshire, England. ...


There is a street market every Tuesday and Friday which is held in the High Street, although its original site was on the aptly named Market Square. On the first Saturday of each month a Farmers' market is held in the High Street. Until recently Daventry had a small Battle of Naseby museum in the Moot Hall which at some point in Daventry's history was a Women's Prison, but it is now an Indian restaurant. The village of Naseby is approximately 14 miles northeast of Daventry. Roadside farmers market in Bridgehampton, New York Dutch bell peppers at a farmers market in Montpelier, Vermont A farmers market near the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. ... Combatants Parliamentarians Royalists Commanders Sir Thomas Fairfax King Charles I Prince Rupert of the Rhine Strength 6000 horse 7000 foot 4100 horse 3300 foot Casualties 1,000 total casualties [1] approximately 1,000 killed, 5,000 captured [1] The Battle of Naseby was the key battle of the first English... A Moot hall is meeting or assembly place, traditionally to decide local issues. ...

Daventry's Burton Memorial

Daventry is near the M1 motorway and is served by the A45 road. Daventry once had a railway station on the former LNWR branch-line from Weedon to Leamington Spa but this was closed in September 1958; now the nearest railway station is at Long Buckby, about five miles to the north east. The local newspaper, Daventry Weekly Express, is nicknamed 'The Gusher', after the steam engine that used to serve the town. [1] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (428x1000, 174 KB)The market cross in Daventry town centre. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (428x1000, 174 KB)The market cross in Daventry town centre. ... The M1 motorway heading south towards junction 37 at Barnsley, South Yorkshire. ... The A45 is a major road in England. ... The London and North Western Railway (LNWR) was formed in 1846 by the merger of three railway companies - the Grand Junction Railway, London and Birmingham and Manchester and Birmingham. ... Weedon Bec (usually called just Weedon) is a large village and parish in the Daventry district of Northamptonshire, England. ... Leamington Spa, properly Royal Leamington Spa but commonly just Leamington, (pronounced Lemmington — IPA: ) is a spa town in central Warwickshire, in England. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Long Buckby is a village and civil parish in Northamptonshire England. ...


Owing to its good transport links, Daventry is now a warehousing and distribution centre. North of the town Daventry International Railfreight Terminal (DIRFT) is a major terminal for freight interchange between road and rail. Old warehouses in Amsterdam Inside Green Logistics Co. ... Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal is a rail port and logistics centre located near Rugby, Warwickshire and Crick, Northamptonshire just south of the beginning of the M6 and a short distance from J18 of the M1 motorway. ...


Nearby places to Daventry include: Rugby, Southam, Banbury, Northampton and Coventry. The town is twinned with Westerburg in Germany. Rugby is a market town in the county of Warwickshire in the West Midlands of England, on the River Avon. ... Southam is a small market town in the Stratford-on-Avon district of Warwickshire, England. ... The modern Castle Quay Shopping Centre in Banbury alongside the Oxford Canal, with Banbury Museum in the background. ... Northampton Guildhall, built 1861-4, E.W. Godwin, architect Northampton is a large market town and a local government district in central England on the River Nene, and the county town of Northamptonshire, in the English East Midlands region. ... The Precinct in Coventry city centre. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Categories: Germany geography stubs | Towns in Germany ...


An alternative pronunciation for Daventry used by locals is "Daintree" but this has become less common [2] [3].

Contents

History

Early history

On the 653 foot (199 metre) high 'Borough Hill' that overlooks the town, remains have been found of an iron age hill fort - one of the largest found in Britain. Remains have also been found on the hill of later Roman buildings. The last remaining radio mast on the hill Borough Hill is a hill to the east of the town of Daventry in the English county of Northamptonshire. ... Iron Age Axe found on Gotland This article is about the archaeological period known as the Iron Age, for the mythological Iron Age see Iron Age (mythology). ... Motto Senatus Populusque Romanus (SPQR) The Roman Empire at its greatest extent. ...


Daventy began as a small Anglo-Saxon village in around 920, and by the 12th century had become home to a priory. In 1255 Daventry was granted a charter to become a market town. In 1576 Queen Elizabeth I granted Daventry borough status. The famous parade helmet found at Sutton Hoo, probably belonging to King Raedwald of East Anglia circa 625. ... Events The golden age of the Empire of Ghana began in Africa. ... A priory is an ecclesiastical circumscription run by a prior. ... Events Königsberg was founded Births Emperor Albert I of Germany, in July Deaths Monarchs/Presidents Aragon - James I King of Aragon and count of Barcelona (reigned from 1213 to 1276) Categories: 1255 ... The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... Events May 5 - Peace of Beaulieu or Peace of Monsieur (after Monsieur, the Duc dAnjou, brother of the King, who negotiated it). ... Elizabeth I redirects here. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The town was mentioned by William Shakespeare in Henry VI, Part I, which refers to "the red nosed innkeeper of Daintree" Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


The "daintree" Shakespeare wrote about is the old name for the town of Daventry, which refers to the towns history, in which the danish settlers, planted an Oak tree on the summit of borough hill to mark the centre of England. This part of the towns history is reflected in the towns seal of a Viking/Saxon axeman and an oak tree.


During the English Civil War, King Charles I stayed at Daventry along with many troops before the Battle of Naseby which occurred nearby in 1645 between Royalist and Parliamentarian forces. The English Civil War consisted of a series of armed conflicts and political machinations that took place between Parliamentarians (known as Roundheads) and Royalists (known as Cavaliers) between 1642 and 1651. ... Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, King of Scotland and King of Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. ... Combatants Parliamentarians Royalists Commanders Sir Thomas Fairfax King Charles I Prince Rupert of the Rhine Strength 6000 horse 7000 foot 4100 horse 3300 foot Casualties 1,000 total casualties [1] approximately 1,000 killed, 5,000 captured [1] The Battle of Naseby was the key battle of the first English... // Events January 10 - Archbishop Laud executed on Tower Hill, London. ... Prince Rupert of the Rhine Cavaliers was the name used by Parliamentarians for the Royalist supporters of King Charles I during the English Civil War (1642–1651). ... The English parliament in front of the King, c. ...


Stagnation and decline 1840-1960

The main Roads from London to Holyhead passed through Daventry and the town for centuries flourished as a coaching town There were many coaching Inns in the town of which only the Dun Cow, Saracens Head, and the Coach & Horses remain as Inns. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Holyhead (Welsh: Caergybi, the fort of St. ... Stagecoach in Switzerland A stagecoach is a type of four-wheeled enclosed passenger and/or mail coach, strongly sprung and drawn by four horses, widely used before the introduction of railway transport. ...

The Dun Cow an old coaching Inn

But when the London and Birmingham Railway was opened in 1838 the coaching trade slumped and the town entered a long period of stagnation and decline which lasted for over a century. The industrial revolution largely passed Daventry by due to its poor transport links. The canals passed around Daventry, although the Grand Junction Canal (now Grand Union) passed a few miles north. A branch from the Grand Union Canal to Daventry was proposed but was never built. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 581 pixel Image in higher resolution (3456 × 2508 pixel, file size: 872 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) an original digital photograph of the Dun Cow, Brook Street, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 581 pixel Image in higher resolution (3456 × 2508 pixel, file size: 872 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) an original digital photograph of the Dun Cow, Brook Street, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England. ... The London and Birmingham Railway (L&BR) was an early railway company in the United Kingdom from 1833 until 1846, at which date it became a constituent part of the London and North Western Railway. ... | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... A Watt steam engine. ... The Canal du Midi, Toulouse, France Canals are man-made channels for water. ... The Grand Junction Canal was a canal in England from Braunston in Northamptonshire to the River Thames at Brentford, with a number of branches. ...


The railways did not connect Daventry until quite late in the 19th century. Although the town was only a few miles from the main London to Birmingham line it took until 1888 before a branch line was built from Weedon. In 1895 the line was extended to Leamington Spa, although being only a branch line this failed to spur much growth. Daventry's economy remained largely rural, with shoe making as the main industry. Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Weedon Bec (usually called just Weedon) is a large village and parish in the Daventry district of Northamptonshire, England. ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Leamington Spa, properly Royal Leamington Spa but commonly just Leamington, (pronounced Lemmington — IPA: ) is a spa town in central Warwickshire, in England. ... A shoe is an item of footwear worn on the foot or feet of a human, dog, cat, horse, or doll. ...


Broadcasting station

In 1925 the newly created BBC, constructed a broadcasting station on Borough Hill just outside the town. Daventry was chosen because it was the point of maximum contact with the land mass of England and Wales. From 1932 the BBC Empire Service (now the BBC World Service) was broadcast from there. The radio announcement of "Daventry calling" made Daventry well-known across the world. Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation,which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... The last remaining radio mast on the hill Borough Hill is a hill to the east of the town of Daventry in the English county of Northamptonshire. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The BBC World Service is one of the most widely recognised international broadcasters of radio programming, transmitting in 33 languages to many parts of the world. ...


On February 26, 1935 the radio station at Daventry was used for the first ever practical demonstration of radar, by its inventor Robert Watson-Watt. Watson-Watt used a radio receiver installed in a trailer to receive signals bounced off a metal-clad bomber flying up and down the radio beam. is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... This long range radar antenna, known as ALTAIR, is used to detect and track space objects in conjunction with ABM testing at the Ronald Reagan Test Site on the Kwajalein atoll. ... Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt, ca. ...


The station closed in 1992 and only one of the radio masts now remains. Incidentally a busy directional radio beacon (VOR), identifier "DTY", for aircraft is situated approximately four miles due south of the town. The town also gives it's name to the busy Daventry air traffic control sector. Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


Modern times

Daventry's High Street
The Moot Hall, Daventry

The modern growth of Daventry occurred from the 1960s onwards as part of a planned expansion of the town. Image File history File links The High Street of Daventry. ... Image File history File links The High Street of Daventry. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ...


Daventry remained a small rural town until the 1950s; in 1950 it had a population of around 6,000. Real growth started in 1954 when the tapered roller bearing manufacturer British Timken located a large factory in the town. This does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tapered roller bearings are bearings that can take large axial forces (i. ...


In the early 1960s Daventry was designated an 'overspill' to house people and industry moved from Birmingham; a planned expansion was carried out as part of an agreement with Birmingham City Council. The plan did not however live up to expectations. The target population was 36,000 by 1981 but actual growth was much slower than this; nevertheless, by 1981 the population had soared to 16,178. In 2001 it was 22,367. More recently a new wave of development has been proposed, which could take the town's population to somewhere near 40,000 by 2021.[citation needed] The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Birmingham (pron. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2021 (MMXXI) will be a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1974 the old borough of Daventry was abolished and merged into the new Daventry district, also containing a large rural area and a population in 2001 of 71,838. In 2003 Daventry gained its own town council when it became a civil parish. 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Daventry district is a large local government district of western Northamptonshire, England. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the United Kingdom, town councils are civil parish councils, where the civil parish is a town. ... A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ...


References

  • Greenall, R.L (1999) Daventry Past, ISBN 1-86077-108-4

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