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Name:'Wich Fields'
SMR Number:2883
Type of record:Monument
Map Sheet:SJ76SE


Three fields along the western side of Wards Lane, Higer Wich Field, Middle Wich Field and Lower Wich Field. This may indicate small scale brine extraction.

Wich is the Saxon name for a place of salt production or industrial activity, hence the many salt producing towns that end in "wich". E.g. Nortwich, Nantwich and Middlewich

Monument Types

  • BRINE PIT? (Post Medieval - 1540 AD? to 1900 AD?)