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  • Davenport was a township in Astbury ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 8065), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • In 1936 the civil parish was abolished to become part of Brereton.
  • The population was 89 in 1801, 111 in 1851, and 80 in 1901.

For the period after 1936, see Brereton.


  • Astbury: St. Mary (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Davenport.
  • Swettenham: St. Peter (Church of England). The district church for Davenport from 1880.
  • Davenport, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1834.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Davenport area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Civil Registration

  • Congleton (1837-1936)

Court Records

  • Northwich (1828-1907)
  • Congleton (County) (1907-36)

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Davenport which are provided by:

Historical Geography

  • 1936 April 1 — Abolished and incorporated into Brereton (770 acres, pop. 81 in 1931)
You can see the administrative areas in which Davenport has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Davenport (Astbury) to another place.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ801654 (Lat/Lon: 53.185304, -2.299265), Davenport which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Congleton Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Congleton Rural District (1894-1936)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Knutsford (1885-1936)