Davenham  Cheshire


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.

Davenham through time

Davenham is now part of Vale Royal district. Click here for graphs and data of how Vale Royal has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Davenham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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: 10th August 2022

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