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"DAVENHAM, a parish in the hundred of NORTHWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, comprising the townships of Bostock, Davenham, Eaton, Leftwich, Moulton, Newhall, Rudheath, Shipbrook, Shurlach, Stanthorne, Wharton, and Whatcroft, and containing 3470 inhabitants, (exclusively of 97 in the township of Rudheath, which are returned with the parishes of Great Budworth and Sandbach) of which number, 379 are in the township of Davenham, 2¼ miles (S.) from Northwich. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £23. 13. 1½., and in the patronage of R. W. Tomkinson, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Wilfred. Dayenham derives its name from its situation on the river Daven, or Dane. A school, founded more than a century since, is supported by a rent-charge on Shipbrook-hill farm, and other benefactions, amounting together to about £20 per annum. In the lordship of Rudheath, in this parish, an action was fought on the 22nd of February, 1643, between the king's troops and the parliamentary forces under Sir William Brereton." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Davenham (pronounced Day'vnum), also a township in Davenham ancient parish, Northwich hundred (SJ 6571), became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlet of Mere Heath.
  • The population was 327 in 1801, 552 in 1851, 706 in 1901, 2305 in 1951, and 5655 in 2001.


  • Davenham: St. Wilfrid (Church of England). The ancient parish church for the township of Davenham.
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    Davenham, Trinity Methodist Chapel
    (Wesleyan). Built in 1819, rebuilt in 1888.
  • Davenham, Congregational Chapel later Methodist Chapel (Primitive), Hartford Road. Built in 1852, closed in 1962. Registers of marriages 1924-1957 are at the Cheshire Record Office.

For churches and chapels in the areas added in 1936, see also Leftwich.

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Civil Registration

  • Northwich (1837-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-98)
  • Cheshire Central (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Court Records

  • Northwich (1828-71)
  • Leftwich (1871-99)
  • Northwich (1899-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-2012)
  • West Cheshire (2012+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Places associated with Davenham ancient parish with separate pages


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Politics and Government

  • Northwich Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Northwich Rural District (1894-1974)
  • Vale Royal (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire West & Chester (2009+)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • Mid Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Northwich (1885-1974)