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Manufacture of Saltpetre in Sussex, by Samuel Evershed, published 1871 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 23, notes & queries, pp.321-322) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2108] & The Keep [LIB/500241] & S.A.S. library   View Online

Salt Works at Botolphs (TQ/192095), by E. W. Holden, published May 1962 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. XV no. 9, article, pp.304-307) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8233][Lib 2982] & The Keep [LIB/500217] & S.A.S. library

Possible Medieval Salt Pans at Pett Level, Sussex, by Capt. H. Lovegrove, R.N., published November 1966 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. XVI no. 8, article, pp.253-255) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8234] & The Keep [LIB/500218] & S.A.S. library

Possible Medieval Salt Pans at Pett Level, by E. W. Holden, published May 1967 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. XVI no. 9, article, pp.301-304) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8234] & The Keep [LIB/500218] & S.A.S. library

Roman Salt-Boiling near Eastbourne, by Richard Bradley, published May 1968 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. XVII no. 1, note, pp.23-24) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 8235] & The Keep [LIB/500219] & S.A.S. library

Salt-Making in the Adur Valley, Sussex, by Eric W. Holden and T. P. Hudson, published 1981 in Sussex Archæological Collections (vol. 119, article, pp.117-148) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 7989] & The Keep [LIB/500306] & S.A.S. library

Iron Pans Used in the Making of Salt in the Sixteenth Century, by Eric Holden, published 1983 in Wealden Iron Research Group (Second Series No. 3, article, p.33) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16400] & The Keep [LIB/506559]   Download PDF
Miss Jane Evans has drawn attention to the article by W. J. Lewis entitled 'A Welsh salt-making venture of the sixteenth century' in the Journal of the National Library of Wales 8 (1953-14), 419-25. There was a proposal to set up works on various parts of the coast to make salt in about 1565, including Blyth, Northumberland, as well as at Dover, Southampton and on the Essex coast. In 1567 similar concerns were set up in Suffolk and Essex. There are a number of letters about setting up a works in Wales, on the south side of the Dovey estuary. The method used was to allow sea water in salt marsh creeks to be exposed to air and sun for a few days, then to be boiled in two stages in buildings, to produce the salt. In the first stage the water was let into sun-pans for concentration into brine. The boiling pans were to be made of iron, but as cast-iron pans were not available they had to be made up from plates joined together on site. In 1564-5 pans had been imported from Germany. Lewis's article gives a good deal of information about the process and the equipment.

Roman salt production in Chichester Harbour: rescue escavations at Chidham, West Sussex, by Richard Bradley, published November 1992 in Britannia (vol. 23, article, pp.27-44)   View Online
As a schoolboy in the early 1960s the writer discovered a series of Iron Age and Roman salt-production sites along the shoreline of Chichester and Portsmouth Harbours (FIG. 1). These areas were visited intermittently over the next ten years and many of the observations made at that time were published in 1975. That study described the topographical setting of these sites and the character and chronology of the surface finds. It also included some discussion of the economic context of salt-making and its place in the settlement pattern.

Saltpans, by R.W. Standing, published Spring 2002 in West Sussex History, the Journal of West Sussex Archives Society (no. 69, article, p.38) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16404/69] & The Keep [LIB/500493]

The Roman salt industry in South-Eastern Britain, by David Rudling, published 31 December 2016 in Agriculture and Industry in South-Eastern Roman Britain (edited by David Bird, pp.210-235, Oxbow Books, ISBN-10: 1785703196 & ISBN-13: 9781785703195)