Pre-industrial Salterns

Front cover for Introductions to Heritage Assets: Pre-industrial Salterns

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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