Visit Daventry and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Daventry, Northamptonshire. This ancient town, whose major industry in the 18th century was whip-making.
It still retains some of its past, however, with pleasant Georgian houses, the Roman Catholic church which was once the old grammar school of 1600, two inns of note, the Saracen's Head and the Wheatsheaf, and the tall, ironstone 18th-century Moot Hall.
Daventry was an important coaching town in the 18th century, for it lies on four main roads. It has been a market town since 1255 and dates back to the Iron Age, as is evidenced by the camp on Borough Hill, North of the town. Borough Hill is 650 ft above sea-level and from its highest point may be seen seven counties. Nearby is the spot where Charles I's army camped during the Civil War, before the Battle of Naseby. The King spent several nights at the Wheatsheaf Inn.
The Church of the Holy Cross is mid-l8th-century, made of ironstone with a bulky tower and a solid steeple. In each of its aisles is a gallery, hidden behind Tuscan columns. The roof is groined, and the richly-coloured Resurrection reredos shows the Archangels Raphael and Gabriel.
Nearby cities: Northampton
Nearby towns: Banbury, Brackley, Northampton, Rugby, Towcester
Nearby villages: Braunston, Lower Shuckburgh, Long Buckby, Middleton Cheney, Napton on the Hill, Weedon Bec, Welton
Have you decided to visit Daventry or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Daventry bed and breakfast (a Daventry B&B or Daventry b and b)
- a Daventry guesthouse
- a Daventry hotel (or motel)
- a Daventry self-catering establishment, or
- other Daventry accommodation