Daventry Past, by R.L. Greenall
Published by Phillimore in 1999, 132 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (N3426)
Brand New Book
This book is a fascinating and detailed local history of the town of Daventry
Daventry was an Anglo-Saxon rural settlement which existed from the late ninth or early 10th century. A substantial village with a priest by the time of Domesday Book, within thirty years a Cluniac Priory was established and Daventry eventually became a market town. To this day it retains its position as the shopping centre for the surrounding district.
Illustrated with lots of black and white photographs, drawings and maps, this book will undoubtedly delight anyone with an interest in the local history of the Northamptonshire town and it's people.......