Daventry is a market town in Northamptonshire. It is 76.4 miles north-northwest of London and 13.9 miles west of Rugby. Sitting between 135 and 160 metres above sea level, it is surrounded by hillsides reaching heights of 225 metres. Daventry is located on the watershed of the River Leam, which travels to the west of England, and the River Nene, which travels east. Nevertheless, there is not a river in the town and the most substantial bodies of water stem from 2 tanks that supply the canal that swings from Watford Gap into the West Midlands through a 1.9 kilometre long Braunston Tunnel. Daventry is historically a rural town with a small population, having around 4000 inhabitants in 1950. Expansion came about from 1955 when British Timken, the tapered roller bearing manufacturer, built a large factory in the town. Combined with being designated as an 'overspill' to settle people and industry from Birmingham in 1966 as part of an arrangement with Birmingham City Council, the town continued to grow. There are a number housing estates, including Drayton, Middlemore Farm, Long Farm, Ashby Fields, Royal Oak, Timken, Stefen Hill, The Grange, The Southbrook and the Headlands. Irrespective of such development, it did not reach the target population of 36000 by 1981, and the population of the town was documented as 25026 in the 2011 Census. The modern-day housing and commercial development surrounds the town's historic market centre. 74 landmarks and buildings in Daventry's town centre are on the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest led by the Church of Holy Cross at Grade I, and buildings such as Market Place and the Danetre Hospital Offices are Grade II listed. For all of your home upgrades, make certain to make use of trusted experts in Daventry to make specific of quality.