|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|• Type||Daventry District Council|
|• Leadership:||Alternative - Sec.31|
|• MP:||Chris Heaton-Harris|
|• Total||255.84 sq mi (662.62 km2)|
|• Density||340/sq mi (130/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (British Summer Time)|
|ONS code||34UC (ONS)|
The 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.
Abolition and replacement
In March 2018, following suspension of the County Council arising from its becoming insolvent, due to financial and cultural mismanagement by the cabinet and officers, the then Secretary of State for Local Government, Sajid Javid, sent commissioner Max Caller into the council, who recommended the county council and all district and borough councils in the county be abolished, and replaced by two unitary authorities, one covering the West, and one the North of the county. These proposals were approved in April 2019. It meant that the districts of Daventry, Northampton and South Northamptonshire were merged to form a new unitary authority called West Northamptonshire, whilst the second unitary authority North Northamptonshire consists of Corby, East Northamptonshire, Kettering and Wellingborough districts. These new authorities came into being on 1 April 2021. Elections for the new authorities were due to be held on 7 May 2020, but were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These elections were later held on 6 May 2021.
At the 2011 Census, the district had a population of 77,843, a little under a third of whom (25,026) lived in the town of Daventry. Other significant settlements included Brixworth, Long Buckby and Weedon Bec. The rest of the district was predominantly rural.
|White: Gypsy or Irish Traveller||–||–||–||–||54|
|Asian or Asian British: Total||333||0.5%||478||0.7%||1,183||1.5%|
|Asian or Asian British: Indian||161||320||551|
|Asian or Asian British: Pakistani||38||85||172|
|Asian or Asian British: Bangladeshi||0||12||55|
|Asian or Asian British: Chinese||82||128||151|
|Asian or Asian British: Other Asian||52||61||254|
|Black or Black British: Total||333||0.5%||239||0.3%||481||0.6%|
|Black or Black British: Caribbean||82||176||211|
|Black or Black British: African||23||50||213|
|Black or Black British: Other Black||70||13||57|
|Mixed or British Mixed: Total||–||–||522||0.7%||971||1.2%|
|Mixed: White and Black Caribbean||–||–||183||381|
|Mixed: White and Black African||–||–||45||98|
|Mixed: White and Asian||–||–||181||302|
|Mixed: Other Mixed||–||–||113||190|
|Other: Any other ethnic group||92||73||78|
In 2007, the Council housing stock owned by the Council was transferred to Daventry & District Housing Ltd., a specially formed registered social landlord, under a Large Scale Voluntary Transfer. A subsequent dispute about the provisions made in the transfer contract for employees' pensions led to a legal case heard in the England and Wales Court of Appeal concerning the legal doctrines of mutual or unilateral mistake.
- Althorp, Arthingworth, Ashby St Ledgers
- Badby, Barby, Boughton, Braunston, Brington, Brixworth, Brockhall, Byfield
- Canons Ashby, Chapel Brampton, Charwelton, Church Brampton, Church Stowe, Clay Coton Clipston, Cold Ashby, Coton, Cottesbrooke, Creaton, Crick
- Daventry, Dodford, Draughton
- East Farndon, East Haddon, Elkington, Everdon
- Farthingstone, Fawsley, Flore
- Great Brington, Great Oxendon, Guilsborough
- Hanging Houghton, Hannington, Harlestone, Haselbech, Hellidon, Holcot, Holdenby, Hollowell
- Kelmarsh, Kilsby
- Lamport, Lilbourne, Little Brington, Long Buckby, Lower Catesby
- Maidwell, Marston Trussell, Moulton
- Naseby, Newnham, Norton
- Old, Overstone
- Pitsford, Preston Capes
- Scaldwell, Sibbertoft, Spratton, Stanford-on-Avon, Staverton, Sulby
- Teeton, Thornby
- Upper Catesby, Upper Stowe
- Walgrave, Watford, Weedon Bec, Welford, Welton, West Haddon, Whilton, Winwick, Woodford Halse
- Daventry Town Council
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- "Northamptonshire: Unitary authorities plan approved". BBC News. 14 May 2019. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "AT LAST! Northamptonshire's new unitary councils are made law by parliament". Northampton Chronicle. 14 February 2020. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
- "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Daventry". Office for National Statistics (Neighbourhood Statistics). Retrieved 28 August 2015.
- 1991 census data taken from NOMIS which was extracted using the 'local authorities: district / unitary (prior to April 2015)' geography type.
- "Office of National Statistics; 2001 Census Key Statistics". webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
- "2011 Census: Ethnic Group, local authorities in England and Wales". webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk. Retrieved 15 December 2021.
- Swarbrick, D., Daventry District Council v Daventry and District Housing Ltd: CA 13 Oct 2011, updated 27 November 2022, accessed 23 July 2023
- England and Wales Court of Appeal (Civil Division), Daventry District Council v Daventry & District Housing Ltd  EWCA Civ 1153, published 9 May 2011, accessed 23 July 2023