Drayton, Northamptonshire

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Drayton Green
Drayton is located in Northamptonshire
Drayton shown within Northamptonshire
Population 6,415 (2001 Census) Includes Daventry
OS grid reference SP5763
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DAVENTRY
Postcode district NN11
Dialling code 01327
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°16′N 1°11′W / 52.26°N 1.18°W / 52.26; -1.18Coordinates: 52°16′N 1°11′W / 52.26°N 1.18°W / 52.26; -1.18

Drayton is a hamlet in England, in the county of Northamptonshire, in the parish and union of Daventry, hundred of Fawsley, ¾ of a mile on the low-lying north western side of the town of Daventry .[1][2]


Not much is known about the origins of the hamlet but it is thought to be as old, or nearly as old, as Daventry.[3] The name is an amalgamation of a Brythonic name "Dray" cognate with Tre meaning a farm or settlement, with "ton" a Saxon suffix with a similar meaning. It is thought to have peasant origins, although a Roman pavement was discovered near to the hamlet in 1736.

It was enclosed in 1753. In recent years the hamlet has expanded and is surrounded by and is part of the modern town of Daventry (both civil and ecclesiastical parishes).

There are seven buildings or groups of buildings on the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. They are all listed as Grade II in the Daventry list under Orchard Street, the Orchards and School Street.[4] They include the Manor House and the school built in 1859 which once catered for the education of 45 children, but it is now a private residence.



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