Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Daventry. You may be able to find further references to Daventry in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
DAVENTRY a parish, a sub-district, and a district Imperial

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Daventry.

Place Type of entry Source
Drayton hamlet Bartholomew
DRAYTON a hamlet Imperial

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Daventry within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Thomas Pennant Combe Abbey to Stow Nine Churches 5
Arthur Young 1776 Tour from Essex to Shropshire 4
William Camden Huntingdon and Northampton 3
Celia Fiennes 1697 Tour: Coventry to London 3
Thomas Pennant Part II: Daventry to Northampton 3
Arthur Young 1791 Tour from Cambridgeshire to Birmingham 3
Daniel Defoe Appendix to the second volume 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 1: Cheshire and North-West Midlands 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 7, Part 2: East Midlands 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Drayton 0 2
Burnt Walls 0 1
Staverton 0 2
Newnham 0 2
Welton 0 2
Norton 2 2
Braunston 4 2
Badby 3 2
Dodford 2 2
Ashby St Ledgers 1 2
Wolfhampcote 0 2
Everdon 0 1
Catesby 1 2
Whilton 0 2
Fawsley 8 3
Brockhall 0 2
Willoughby 2 2
Weedon Bec 11 2
Upper Shuckburgh 1 1
Long Buckby 0 3