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Middlewich In Later Norman Times

This Chapter concerns the physical remains of Norman Middlewich: the layout of the town-centre, the Parish Church of Saint Michael, and the Manor of Kinderton. Although it is clear that all these features may well have had earlier origins, there are reasons for associating what we see today with the later Norman period – the 12th and early 13th centuries. This, of course, is a period well AFTER the Norman Conquest, and AFTER the life and times of Gilbert de Venables and his associates. The Chapter begins with a summary, by Dr Alan Thacker, of general developments at Middlewich in this period.