Rich & Unique Heritage
No ordinary town, there has been a settlement in Middlewich since AD 70. Used as a major salt-working site for the Romans, impressive evidence of our early settlers has been excavated from sites across town. Embark upon the Middlewich Roman Trail to experience our fascinating heritage!
Middlewich also has a rich Norman heritage, which lives on in our town’s Grade II* landmark, St Michael and All Angels church. St Michael’s was originally built as a Norman stone church, and a grant for a quarter of a million pounds has recently been secured to go towards its restoration.
Middlewich was the site of two battles during the English Civil War – the 1st and 2nd Battles of Middlewich. Historians and local residents have extensively researched the battles – with exciting findings!
Kickstarted by the Romans, Middlewich has been a consistent site of salt production since the medieval period. Booming during the Industrial Revolution due to the installation of canals, our town has played a large part in industrial history.
Read more about our history on the Middlewich Heritage website here.