Saltworks, Newtown

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Newtown Salt Pans - 1810/11
Newtown Salt Pans (1810/11)

Saltworks existed around Newtown Creek from Norman times - in the 17th century there were 7 saltworks in operation.

By the time production ceased in about 1880, there were only 3 remaining.

The saltpans were subsequently used as a basis for the oyster beds.