Davenham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cheshire.
Other places in the parish include: Stanthorne, Wharton, Winsford, Whatcroft, Shurlach, Wharton Christ Church, Bostock, Shipbrooke, Eaton, Eaton near Northwich, Leftwich, Moulton, Newhall, Newhall near Northwich, and Shipbrook.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1560
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1588
Wharton Christ Church
- Parish registers: 1843
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1851
- Parish registers: None
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1844
Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Presbyterian, Primitive Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Association.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
DAVENHAM, a township and a parish in Northwich district, Cheshire. The township lies on the river Dane, near the Trent and Mersey canal, 1½ mile E by N of Hartford r. station, and 2 S of Northwich; and has a post office under Northwich, and fairs on 15 April and 15 Oct. Acres, 479. Real property, £2,005. Pop., 518. Houses, 109. The parish contains also the townships of Rudheath, Shipbrook, Newhall, Whatcroft, Bostock, Stanthorne, Wharton, Moulton, Eaton, Leftwich, and Shurlach. Acres, 9,449. Real property, £43,209. Pop., 6,855. Houses, 1,397. The property is much sub-divided. Brine pits are here. An action was fought, in 1643, at Rudheath, between the royalists and the parliamentarians. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Chester. Value, £727. Patron, James F. France, Esq. The church is very good. The vicarages of Wharton and Dane-Bridge are separate benefices. There are two Independent chapels, three Methodist chapels, three national schools, and charities £71.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
- County: Cheshire
- Civil Registration District: Northwich
- Probate Court: Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory), Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry, Post-1540 - Chester
- Rural Deanery: Middlewich
- Poor Law Union: Northwich
- Hundred: Northwich
- Province: York