Owners, Occupiers and Others - Seventeenth Century Northwich, by Tony Bostock

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Owners, Occupiers and Others - Seventeenth Century Northwich, by Tony Bostock
Owners, Occupiers and Others - Seventeenth Century Northwich, by Tony Bostock

Book published by Leonie Press, 240 pages. Paperback (N6492)

From the rear side cover: Northwich in the 17th century was a small market town of about six acres, con­centrated on a plot of low-lying flat land at the confluence of the rivers Dane and Weaver, and surrounded by fields and meadows on the slopes of the neighbouring townships. Lying in the very heart of the county of Cheshire, it was a significant trans­port hub and trading centre.

It had been an important salt-making site since Roman times and could be described as an industrial town in a pre-industrial age. The raw material - high quality brine - came from a pit on the banks of the Dane and was channelled along wooden troughs to 108 wich-houses where it was boiled in lead pans to extract the salt. The proprietors and entrepreneurs involved were subject to time-honoured complex rules that regulated when, where and how the salt could be made.

Leading local historian Tony Bostock, whose family moved to the Northwich, Witton and Leftwich area from Davenham more than 300 years ago, has used a wealth of contemporary documentary sources to build up a detailed picture of life In Northwich during the 17th century. It was a particularly interesting period of history an era of social, economic, political and religious change that affected the lives of every individual in some way. Plague, fires, flooding and the Civil War all left their mark on the town and its inhabitants....


Condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is an old price printed and a small price sticker, both on the rear side cover.
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