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N Tyneside

Howdon, Salt pans




Chemical Works

Salt Works

Post Medieval


Documentary Evidence

At Howdon no more than two salt pans are ever mentioned, but there may have been more. A will dated 1788 seems to imply that there was a group known as Howdon Pans. The pans were situated on low, flat land which had been reclaimed from the river.




<< HER 5258 >> I. Ayris, 1994, The Post Medieval Salt Industry in Tyne and Wear, unpublished notes Sir W.G. Armstrong, 1864, The Industrial Resources of the Tyne, Wear and Tees P. Pilbin, 1935, A Geographical Analysis of the Sea Salt Industry of North East Englan,d Scottish Geographical Magazine, Vol 51, p22-29 J. Ellis, 1980, The decline and fall of the Tyneside Salt Industry, 1600 - 1790, Economic History Review, Feb 1980, p45-58

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