Davenport, Greater Manchester

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Davenport
Davenport is located in Greater Manchester
Davenport
Davenport
Davenport shown within Greater Manchester
Population 14,924 
OS grid reference SJ895879
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town STOCKPORT
Postcode district SK3
Dialling code 0161
Police Greater Manchester
Fire Greater Manchester
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Greater ManchesterCoordinates: 53°23′18″N 2°09′32″W / 53.388374°N 2.158888°W / 53.388374; -2.158888

Davenport is a district of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England, which at the 2011 census had a population of 14,924.[1]

History[edit]

Davenport's name arose from the building of Davenport railway station at the behest of the Davenport family who since the later 14th century had owned nearby Bramall Hall in the neighbouring village of Bramhall. The family, in its turn, took its name from their ancestral estate of that name between Holmes Chapel and Congleton, in mid-Cheshire, an estate recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it is listed as Deneport.

Originally Davenport's expansion in the 1850s consisted of three key routes, Bramhall Lane, Kennerley Road and Buxton Road, all of which remain in place today.

The railway station, at Davenport's main road junction, allows travel by rail towards Manchester, Stockport, Hazel Grove, and Buxton.

The 1900s saw an increase in construction of residential houses and commercial developments. The aftermath of World War II saw the demolition of larger, older properties in extensive gardens to make way for smaller private residences and flats.

Politics[edit]

Davenport is represented by two Labour councillors and one Liberal Democrat.

Brian Hendley was elected as a Labour councillor in 2011 with a majority of 1,264. David White left the Liberal Democrats in February 2011 and is now also a Labour councillor.

David White was returned with a majority of 421 in 2010

David White is Vice Chair of the Central Stockport Area Committee.

Ann Smith was returned in 2008 with a majority of 480.

Ann Smith is Vice Chair of the Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee.

Places of interest[edit]

Davenport railway station remains a focal point for residents commuting to Stockport and Manchester. A bus route run by Stagecoach includes the regular 192 service along Buxton Road.

Cale Green Park is a popular local attraction with its bowling green, tennis court, basketball court and playground.

Stockport Lacrosse Club, the oldest in the world, have played at Cale Green Cricket Club since 1876.

Education[edit]

Adswood Primary School and St Ambrose Catholic Primary School are the nearest primary schools.

Stockport Grammar School, founded in 1485, lies next to Davenport Park on Buxton Road, whilst immediately across the road is the local authority comprehensive, Stockport School.

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