Tyne and Wear HER(2078): North Shields, Whitehill Point Whiting and Salt Manufactory - Details
North Shields, Whitehill Point Whiting and Salt Manufactory
Whitehill Point Whiting and Salt Manufactory was connected to Backworth Wagonway (HER ref. 1113) by a wagonway (HER ref. 2082). By mid-nineteenth century the sea salt industry had almost disappeared, but some salt making was being pursued using Cheshire or Irish Rock salt imported to the Tyne. Wilkinson had a system for employing the waste heat of coke ovens for the production of salt. The rock salt was dissolved in sea water and the brine evaporated by the waste heat of coke ovens and whiting furnaces.
<< HER 2078 >> 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1865, 6 inch scale, Northumberland 89 Sir W.G. Armstrong, 1864, The Industrial Resources of the Tyne, Wear and Tees