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Salt making on the Island

Salt making by evaporation of seawater was an important coastal industry from at least Saxon times until the late 18th century. The decline during the 17/18th centuries resulted from a salt tax and also competition from cheaper mineral salt from inland mines in Cheshire.

Salt making on the Island was in two locations; Newtown (from Norman times until about 1880) and Seaview (late 18th century until about 1820).

See also: Seaview Salterns  -  Newtown Saltworks

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