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Nantwich, Cheshire East

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Nantwich, Cheshire East

Nantwich is a market town and civil parish in the Borough of Cheshire East and the county of Cheshire, England. In 2001 Nantwich had a population of 12,515.
Administrative CountyCheshire East
Traditional CountyCheshire
OS GridSJ6552
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01270
Population12,515 (2001)

Other names by which Nantwich, Cheshire East has been known in the past

Hellath Wen ~ Namptwich ~ Namptwych ~ Namptwyche ~ Nant Wich ~ Nantwhich ~ Nantwitch ~ Old Bait Spring ~ Wich Malbang ~ Wick ~ Wich

Nantwich, Cheshire East in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Nantwich.-- (or Namptwich), market town, par., and township, Cheshire, on river Weaver, 5 miles SW. of Crewe, 36 miles SW. of Manchester, and 158 miles NW. of London - par., 3578 ac., pop. 8174; town and township, 696 ac., pop. 7495; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Saturday. As the seat of extensive saltworks Nantwich was in early times a place of not a little consequence. The Welsh carried on a considerable trade in salt; and in order to harass that people King Henry III. ordered the brine pits to, be filled up, a proceeding which gave a serious shock' to the progress of the town. Many battles were fought! here between the English and the Welsh; and in olden days the town was more than once ravaged by fire and pestilence. The manufacture of boots and shoes is now the prevailing industry; leather and clothing mfrs., ironfounding, &c., are other local employments. A short distance from the town the Grand Junction Canal is joined by the Ellesmere Canal.

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