Keys to the Past

Salt Pan (Blyth)

Between 1153 and 1165 the convent of Brinkburn was given the salt pan at Aynewick. They were abandoned about 1589. The precise site of these salt pans is now unknown. The area has now been built over with houses, shipbuilding yards and a colliery.

Reference number:N12069
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1954; E Geary

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Blyth

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