Middlewich, Cheshire East

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Middlewich is a town in Cheshire East

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Middlewich within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Middlewich in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Middlewich, town, par., and township, Cheshire, 5½ miles SE. of North wich and 166 NW. of London by rail - par., 13,110 ac., pop. 5205; township, 37 ac., pop. 1325; town, 238 ac., pop. 3379; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 1 newspaper. Middlewich was held by the Earl of Mercia under Edward the Confessor. The town has an antique appearance. The trade is chiefly in salt, obtained from brine springs in the neighbourhood; there are small silk and fustian factories, and considerable quantities of fruit and vegetables are raised in the vicinity for the Liverpool and Manchester markets.

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Middlewich Canal, Cheshire; branches from the Grand Trunk Canal at Middlewich, and goes 9 m. SW. to the Birmingham and Liverpool Canal at Wardle.

Middlewich in the Domesday Book

A village in Middlewich hundred, in the county of Cheshire.

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