Northwich is a town in Cheshire West, in Cheshire, England. It is located at the confluence of the River Weaver and the River Dane, in the heart of Cheshire Plain. The town has a population of around 20,000 people (2012 estimate).
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View of Town Bridge in Northwich, Cheshire, England
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More on NorthwichHuman settlement in Northwich goes back two thousand years. The area was used during Roman times to extract salt. At that time, a settlement was established here called Condate. Due to salt mining, it suffered from subsidence.
The mining for salt continued for over a thousand years until it became uneconomical in the 19th century. A new method of extracting salt, by pumping hot water into the mines cause widespread subsidence in the town. To withstand ground movements, many houses in Northwich have steel girders on their bases. These could be jacked to keep the house level with any changes to the ground.
Stabilization of Northwich continues into the 21st century, with programmes funded by the English Partnerships to resolve the subsidence issues.
Church of St Helen Witton, Northwich
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Visiting NorthwichIf coming from Manchester by car, take the M56 motorway heading west and then the M6 heading south until Exit 19. Continue south on the A556 road until you arrive in Northwich.
Places of Interest in Northwich