Daventry (district)

Daventry (district)
Daventry District
—  District  —
Shown within Northamptonshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East Midlands
Administrative county Northamptonshire
Admin. HQ Daventry
 – Type Daventry District Council
 – Leadership: Alternative - Sec.31
 – Executive: Conservative
 – MP: Chris Heaton-Harris
 – Total 255.8 sq mi (662.6 km2)
Area rank 58th
Population (2010 est.)
 – Total 79,000
 – Rank Ranked 288th
 – Density 308.8/sq mi (119.2/km2)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 – Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
ISO 3166-2
ONS code 34UC
OS grid reference
Ethnicity 98.0% White
Website daventrydc.gov.uk

The Daventry district is the largest local government district of western Northamptonshire, England. The district is named after the town of Daventry which is the administrative headquarters and largest town. The district is predominantly rural, other significant settlements include Brixworth, Long Buckby and Weedon Bec.

The Daventry district was created on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by a merger of the historic municipal borough of Daventry, with the Daventry Rural District and most of the Brixworth Rural District. The town of Daventry became an unparished area with Charter Trustees and remained so until 2003 when a civil parish was created, roughly corresponding with the boundaries of the former borough, so allowing Daventry to have its own town council.[1]

Settlements in Daventry district
Historical settlements

Energy policy

In May 2006, a report commissioned by British Gas[2] showed that housing in the district of Daventy produced the 7th highest average carbon emissions in the country at 7,276 kg of carbon dioxide per dwelling.


Coordinates: 52°18′N 1°03′W / 52.30°N 1.05°W / 52.30; -1.05

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