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Middlewich, Cheshire East

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Middlewich, Cheshire East

Middlewich (pop. 13,000) is a market town in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is 19.2 miles east of the city of Chester, 2.9 miles east of Winsford, 5.3 miles southeast of Northwich and 4.7 miles northwest of Sandbach. There has been a settlement at Middlewich since at least the time of the Roman occupation.
Administrative CountyCheshire East
Traditional CountyCheshire
OS GridSJ7066
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01606
Population13,101 (2001 Census)

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

Middle Wich ~ Middlewich Canal ~ Middlewith ~ Wich

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

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.

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