In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Daventry like this:
Daventry (popularly Daintree), mun. bor., market town, and par., S. Northamptonshire, on an eminence between the Learn and the Nen and near the Grand Junction Canal, 13 miles NW. of Northampton and 70 NW. of London, 4090 ac., pop. 3859; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Wednesday; has extensive mfrs. of whips and shoes. D. is an ancient town. It was incorporated by King John. In the old coaching days it was a great thoroughfare for the NW. of England.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Daventry in Northamptonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th March 2017
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