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Nantwich - History

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53º04N 2º32W, pop (2001e) 28 000. Market town in S Cheshire, NWC England, UK; located on the R Weaver, 5 km/3 mi SW of Crewe; birthplace of David, 1st Earl Beatty, Sir William Bowman, John Gerard; Shropshire Union Canal to the W of the town; clothing, food products; many half-timbered buildings including Churche's Mansion (1557); remains of 14th-c castle, church of St Mary (14th-c); brine baths, Stapeley Water Gardens; Blues and Jazz Festival (Mar/Apr), Folk and Roots Festival (Aug).

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