Northwich nôrth´wĭch [key], town (1991 pop. 32,664), Cheshire West and Chester, W central England, at the confluence of the Weaver and Dane rivers. Northwich was once the center of England's salt production however, the manufacture of chemicals has become its leading occupation. It was the site of a Roman station. The rock-salt fields were used even before the Christian era. Noteworthy is the Northwich salt museum.

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