Keys to the Past

Saltworks (Amble)

Written records, dating to 1611, note that coalmining and saltmaking were common here. Much of the salt was used to salt fish. A salt works and a fish curing site were recorded as still being in existence in 1887, but salt had stopped being made here by 1927. Nothing survives of these industries.

Reference number:N5626
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Amble


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