In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Davenham like this:
DAVENHAM, a township and a parish in Northwich district, Cheshire. The township lies on the river Dane, near the Trent and Mersey canal, 1½ mile E by N of Hartford r. station, and 2 S of Northwich; and has a post office under Northwich, and fairs on 15 April and 15 Oct. Acres, 479. Real property, £2, 005. ...
Pop., 518. Houses, 109. The parish contains also the townships of Rudheath, Shipbrook, Newhall, Whatcroft, Bostock, Stanthorne, Wharton, Moulton, Eaton, Leftwich, and Shurlach. Acres, 9, 449. Real property, £43, 209. Pop., 6, 855. Houses, 1, 397. The property is much sub-divided. Brine pits are here. An action was fought, in 1643, at Rudheath, between the royalists and the parliamentarians. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £727.* Patron, James F. France, Esq. The church is very good. The vicarages of Wharton and Dane-Bridge are separate benefices. There are two Independent chapels, three Methodist chapels, three national schools, and charities £71.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Davenham, in Vale Royal and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th March 2017
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