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Daventry Town Information

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View towards Daventry Country Park across the Reservoir - Photo © Ian Rob
View towards Daventry Country Park across the Reservoir - Photo: Ian Rob CCL

Located close to the Warwickshire border, this small town with its own moot hall has a long and impressive history. On the 635ft Borough Hill are impressive earthworks which once formed the boundaries of one of Britain’s biggest Iron Age hill forts. Even Roman artefacts have been found on this site.

During the English Civil War the Royalist army camped in the area of the fort prior to their ill-starred attempt to defeat the Roundheads at the Battle of Naseby in 1645. Daventry was the headquarters of Charles I and legend has it that the king slept at the Wheatsheaf Inn.
In the 19th century the town occupied an important position on the main road from London to Ireland and the north-west. Today’s attractions include Daventry Country Park and the Braunston Marina.