Nantwich is a market town in the county of Cheshire, England. The origins of the town are believed to date to Roman times when salt from Nantwich was used by the Roman garrisons at Chester. A short walk centred around the town square can tell you much about this old Cheshire settlement, for the history of Nantwich is on display for all to see with the black and white half-timbered buildings prominent throughout the centre of the town.
The oldest listed building however is St Mary's Church, a typical red sandstone Cheshire church, which dates from the 14th century and is listed at grade I. Two other listed buildings are known to pre-date the great fire of 1583: Sweetbriar Hall and the grade-I-listed Churche's Mansion are both timber-framed, "black and white" Elizabethan mansion houses.
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