Northwich, Cheshire West and Chester

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Northwich is a town in Cheshire West and Chester

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

Northwich in historic gazetteers

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

Northwich.-- market town and township with ry. sta., Great Budworth par., Cheshire, 11 miles SE. of Warrington, 18 miles NE. of Chester, and 172 miles NW. of London - township, 13 ac., pop. 1022; town, 1920 ac., pop. 12,246; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 news-paper. Market-day, Friday. Some very old houses are to be seen in the town, which is rather irregularly built. Salt works and rock salt mines are here very important, and maintain an enormous trade, especially in exports to America and the East Indies. Belgium and Prussia are large customers for rock salt. The salt springs of Northwich are said to have been known to the Romans. The rock salt of the locality was discovered accidentally in 1670.

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

Castle Northwich, township, Great Budworth par., mid. Cheshire, on river Weaver, 1 mile SW. of Northwich, 135 ac., pop. 2126.

Northwich in the Domesday Book

A village in Middlewich hundred, in the county of Cheshire. is a Good Stuff website.