Nantwich sentence example

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  • Nantwich retains not a few old timbered houses of the 16th and 17th centuries, but the town as a whole is modern in appearance.
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  • Nantwich has tanneries, a manufacture of boots and shoes, and clothing factories; and corn-milling and iron-founding are carried on.
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  • From the traces of a Roman road between Nantwich and Middlewich, and the various Roman remains that have been found in the neighbourhood, it has been conjectured that Nantwich was a salttown in Roman times, but of this there is no conclusive evidence.
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  • The name of the town appears variously as Wych Manbank, Wie Malban, Nantwich, Lache Mauban, Wysmanban, Wiens Malbanus, Namptewiche.
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  • About the year 1070 William Malbedeng or Malbank was created baron of Nantwich, which barony he held of the earl of Chester.
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  • This probably accounts for the lack of privileges belonging to Nantwich as a corporate town.
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  • There is documentary evidence of a castle at Nantwich in the 13th century.
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  • In 1283 a three-days' fair to be held at the feast of St Bartholomew was granted to Robert Burnell, bishop of Bath and Wells (then holder of a share of the barony of Nantwich).
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  • The one corn-mill of Nantwich was converted into a cotton factory in 1789, but was closed in 1874.
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  • See James Hall, A History of Nantwich or Wich Milbank (1883).
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  • In 1758 he obtained a more congenial congregation at Nantwich, where he opened a school at which the elementary lessons were varied with experiments in natural philosophy.
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  • Uriconium, a town near the Wrekin, and Pengwyrn, the modern Shrewsbury, were destroyed; but soon Ceawlin was defeated by the Britons at Fethanleag or Faddiley, near Nantwich, and his progress was effectually checked.
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  • Griggs also had a drive turned against the post as Nantwich proved relentless.
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  • Recent heavy rain in mid December has also caused a slippage at the foot of an embankment just south of Nantwich.
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