Northwich Heritage

Northwich and District Heritage Society was established as a registered charity in September 1985.

However, it had been in the making for some years before that, as a result of the efforts of John Chesworth, who was determined to create an organisation dedicated to the history and heritage of his home town. Encouraged by the Northwich Town Council, in late 1984, he headed a Steering Committee comprised of like-minded individuals and representatives of local organisations including the Weaver Hall Salt Museum.

The Northwich and District Heritage Society was established. John then led the way to charitable status and served for two years as its inaugural chairman.

Since those early days the Society has grown in strength. It now boasts about 300 members and meets roughly once per month between

October and June in Hartford.

Next Event

Wednesday 18th May 2022 – at 8.00 pm

Tabley House and Park


Clare Pye will talk to us about the house that was commissioned in 1760 by Sir Peter Byrne and designed and built by John Carr of York. The house was completed in 1767 and Sir Peter and his family moved into the only eighteenth century Cheshire country house to be built in one go. The new house sat in a new park, a splendid Palladian home in Capability Brown inspired surroundings.
Why did Sir Peter decide to build himself a new house? What did he intend the house to do for him? Did the house deliver?

Sponsored by Mosshaselhurst, Solicitors, Northwich

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As a member of Northwich and District Heritage Society you enjoy free admission to the Society’s programme of talks listed below.


Non-members are welcome on payment of £1.50 admission fee at the door (cash & card payments accepted)

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