Recent storms have redistributed sands and gravels along the Allonby Bay coastline.
This wooden pipe has been revealed in the inter-tidal area below Crosscanonby Salt Pan.
Possibly a pipe to carry sea water from the coastal edge to the saltworks. It is currently allowing fresh water to drain from below the saltworks.
It is some 12m south of a 'well' like structure that is often revealed, and which was posted here in a blog on 19th December 2019.
A first lease of the salt works is dated 1634 with a subsequent lease to Francis Barwise dated 1649 including mention of 'sumps', which may be a reference to this pipe.