Record Details

NHER Number:6152
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval salt works


An area northwest of Old Hall (NHER 6150) is labelled 'Salt Pans' and 'Saltings' on an early 20th century Ordnance Survey map. In 1964 rectangular earthworks and low banks, possibly the remains of salt workings, were recorded at the site.

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Grid Reference:TG 0467 4418
Map Sheet:TG04SW

Full description

1964. Area of saltpans seen - rectangular shapes about 275m (300yds) north of Cley Hall.
Sketch (S1) in file.
W. Milligan (NCM).

These are marked as 'Salt Pans' on the (S2), with Saltings on the other side of the bank, but what is the circular building marked on the adjacent bank on that map? Is it connected?
Copy of map (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 9 December 2003.

March 2003. Visit.
Under rough grass, difficult to identify earthworks.
H. Paterson (A&E), 29 April 2004.

December 2004. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Zone Archaeological Survey.
Land-based survey; Cley, Salthouse and Kelling fresh-marshes, Context 4:
A group of banks, mounds and hollows located between TG 04590 44166 and TG 04748 44244. The features could be evidence for saltworking. A piece of post-medieval roof tile and a piece of modern slag were collected.
See assessment report (S3) for further details.
The associated archive has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2017.421).
A. Cattermole (NLA), 5 December 2007. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 20 July 2019.

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Undated)
  • SALT WORKS (Undated)
  • SALT WORKS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Cley next the Sea.
<S1>Map: Finder's Map..
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-7. Ordnance Survey 25 inch 2nd edition (revised 1902-7).
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Robertson, D., Crawley, P., Barker, A., and Whitmore, S. 2005. Norfolk Rapid Coastal Zone Archaeological Survey. Assessment Report and Updated Project Design. Norfolk Archaeological Unit. 1045.

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