Davenport

DAVENPORT, a township, in the parish of Astbury, union of Congleton, hundred of Northwich, S. division of the county of Chester, 4½ miles (N. W. by W.) from Congleton; containing 125 inhabitants. This place is said to have had a fort, and to have been captured by the Danes about the year 900; but no military remains are now to be seen. It comprises 717 acres, of a sandy and clayey soil. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £85.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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