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a town in NW England, in Cheshire: salt and chemical industries. Pop: 39 568 (2001)
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  • The town of northwich is subject to fits, and the reason is that people like salt.

  • northwich has the misfortune to be built on the top of a pie-crust.

  • At northwich the Weaver becomes navigable as far as the Mersey.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey
  • You may see specimens of the different kinds of salt in the Salt Museum at northwich.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey
  • At present prices in northwich this fuel represents a value of 35s.

  • The brine springs of Cheshire are the richest in our country; those of northwich being almost saturated.

    Principles of Geology Charles Lyell
  • In all, rich brine springs are found, but the celebrated mines of rock-salt are found at northwich only.

    Rides on Railways Samuel Sidney
  • Some of the mines at northwich cover many acres, and when lit up by electric coloured lights are very beautiful.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey
  • northwich , a town in Cheshire, with springs in and around of brine, from which salt has been procured for centuries.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • In the neighbourhood of northwich the sheets of water thus formed are called 'flashes'.

    Cheshire Charles E. Kelsey

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