Past Times of Macclesfield Volume IV

Past Times of Macclesfield Volume IV

Knutsford History Tour

Knutsford History Tour

Nantwich History Tour

Series: History Tour

Publication Date15th February 2017

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations50

Height168

Width124

A guided tour of the historic town of Nantwich, showing how the areas you know and love have transformed over the centuries.
RRP: £7.99 Online Price £7.19
Availability: In stock
ISBN
9781445668727

Nantwich has been a very important town from the earliest days. It is the oldest of the three Cheshire Wiches or Wyches from which salt has been drawn, the other two being Northwich and Middlewich. During Roman times Nantwich was famous for the salt that was recovered here, Welsh Row being so-named as it is the road the Welsh used to enter the town to collect salt. In fact, its ancient name was Helath Wen (‘the town of white salt’); the present name is derived from Nant meaning ‘vale’, and Wich meaning ‘a salt spring’. Other names for the town have been Wich-Malbank after the ancient family of Malbank, whose ancestor was one of Hugh Lupus’s relations, and Namptwyche. Join Paul Hurley as he guides the reader through the town’s charming streets, showing how its most recognisable landmarks and hiddenaway gems have transformed over time. With the help of a handy location map, readers are invited on this tour to discover for themselves the changing face of Nantwich.

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