Middlewich has a long and spectacular history, having been founded by the Romans in AD 70. Much of the evidence of our Roman past comes from excavations of the fort at Harbutt’s Field, and you can discover our town’s exciting history for yourself by embarking upon the Roman Middlewich Trail.
Starting at Middlewich Library, the route follows a succession of distinctive red interpretation panels which detail our Roman heritage. The trail looks at Roman Midddlewich, the salt making industry, the military and more. A trail guide leaflet is available from Middlewich Library, which also features an exhibition of Roman artefacts excavated from around the town. We also have a further exhibition and virtual museum website planned for the future so that we can further showcase our exciting heritage.
Embark on the Roman Middlewich Trail yourself by visiting Middlewich Library, located at: Lewin Street, Middlewich, Cheshire East CW10 9AS or telephone 01606 288070
St Michael’s was originally built as a Norman stone church, it has changed over the years depending on religious leadership and it was very badly damaged during the civil war in 1643. The church was re-built and changed again in the early and mid-nineteenth centuries into what we see today. Elements of Norman Architecture can still be seen and it is one of the few places to still see the legacy of the Barons of Kinderton.
Located at the intersection of the A54 and A533 roads in Middlewich, the church is easy to access and in close distance to other local amenities. A friendly reception is always guaranteed and whether resident or tourist, all are welcome to drop in to worship or view the church.
We are delighted that a phenomenal £234,000 grant has been awarded to St Michael and All Angels Church from the Heritage Lottery Fund to contribute towards a restoration of the historic building. Contributing toward a £1m revamp, Middlewich residents are hoping to preserve the church for future generations to enjoy.
Explore Middlewich St Michael and All Angels for yourself at: Hightown, Middlewich, Cheshire, CW10 9AN, or telephone 01606 738005
Festivals & Events
Middlewich is home to a number of festivals and events throughout the year.
- The Rose Fete Children’s Festival
- Middlewich FAB Festival
- Charity Beer Festival
- The Classic Car and Bike Show
- Fiesta on the field
- Middlewich Town Bonfire
- Remembrance Day
- Christmas Light Switch on