Lymington Salt Works

Lymington Salt Works

Lymington Salt Works, traditional salt wagon, No.3

The Lymington area of the New Forest was, for many centuries, the capital of the English Salt trade. Wealthy local businessman, Charles St.Barbe (1750 - 1826) grew his influence and owned fifteen salt works and forty eight salt pans [known as salterns]. Despite the heavy taxes on salt

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