Nantwich

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Nantwich
The Parish Church of St. Mary, Nantwich (1).JPG
St Mary's Church, Nantwich
Population17,424 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSJ652523
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNANTWICH
Postcode districtCW5
Dialling code01270
PoliceCheshire
FireCheshire
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cheshire

Nantwich is a market town and civil parish in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is known for having one of the highest numbers of listed buildings in England, with Tudor and Georgian architecture. In 2011, the town had a population of 17,424.

The town is around 4 miles (6.4 km) south-west of the railway town of Crewe and 20 miles south-east of the city of Chester. It is on the Cheshire Plain, on the banks of the River Weaver. The Shropshire Union Canal runs to the west of the town.

The origins of the settlement date to Roman times, when salt from Nantwich was used by the Roman garrisons at Chester and Stoke-on-Trent as a preservative and a condiment.