Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Pipe revealed by storms at Crosscanonby Salt Works, 13 March 2020

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.

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