Introductions to Heritage Assets
An introduction to pre-industrial salterns.
Salterns, or ‘salt works’, are places where crystalline salt was extracted from salt water - either sea water, or brine from inland springs. Salt production follows a process of evaporation until crystals of sodium chloride are precipitated from sea-water or inland brine.
Descriptions of the asset type as well as its development and associations, along with a brief chronology, are included.
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