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Daventry is a market town in Northamptonshire, England, with a population of 22,367 at the 2001 census. The town comprises a historic market centre surrounded by much modern housing and light industrial development. On the edge of the town centre is the popular Daventry Country Park and reservoir, just east of the A425.

A street market is held every Tuesday and Friday in High Street, although its original site was on the aptly-named Market Square. On the first Saturday of each month a farmers' market is held in High Street.

The town once had a railway station on the former LNWR branch-line from Weedon to Leamington Spa, but it was closed in September 1958. The local weekly newspaper, the Daventry Express, is nicknamed 'The Gusher', after the steam engine that used to serve the town.

Nearby places to Daventry include: Rugby, Southam, Banbury, Northampton and Coventry. The town is twinned with Westerburg, Germany.

An alternative pronunciation for Daventry used by locals is 'Daintree,' but this has become less common.

Taken from a somewhat longer article on Wikipedea.

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