Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Daventry district is the largest local government district of western Northamptonshire, England. The district is named after the town of Daventry which is the administrative headquarters and largest town. The district is predominantly rural, other significant settlements include Brixworth, Long Buckby and Weedon Bec.The Daventry 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.