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HER Number:MDV10399
Name:Salt Works at Budleigh Salterton


The possible site of a salt works at Budleigh Salterton.


Grid Reference:SY 072 819
Map Sheet:SY08SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBudleigh Salterton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishEAST BUDLEIGH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 448652
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY08SE/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SALT WORKS (I to Post Medieval - 1 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102055.

Salt works.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102058.

Brushfield, t. N. /tda/21(1889)325/the birthplace of sir walter raleigh.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102059.

Brushfield, t. N. /tda/22(1890)300-304/notes on the parish of east budleigh.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102060.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102061.

Manning, p. + reed, s. J. /archaeological recording at sww pumping station, limekiln car park, budleigh salterton/2(-/4/1995)/(ea report 25.26).

BRUSHFIELD, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV102934.

Vis=estimated -/-/1889 (brushfield) the site of the salt making is not described in any work, and its identification is now almost impossible owing to the works carried out for the enclosure embankment in the early part of the 19th century. The overseer's accounts of the parish for 1727 mention: 'pd ffor ye tax of ye saltworks $00.13.0'. The only available place in the estuary would be the southwest angle immediately adjacent to the bar of shingle. Old people used to speak of the saltworks as being situated near the lime kilns near this part of the estuary. The 16th century maps of saxton, and of speed, kip, brome and morden published in the 17th century show the otter estuary and 'saltern' near its mouth. It is not apparent whether this refers to the saltworks or to the present budleigh salterton (brushfield).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=19/11/1953 (os) site not verified, now covered by promenade and car park. No further information regarding works up estuary.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 2213 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Domesday Survey records 33 saltworkers at Otterton. Saltworks mentioned in document of 1727. Precise site of workings not known.

Pink, F., 2014-2015, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment (Interpretation). SDV357736.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV102055Migrated Record:
SDV102058Migrated Record:
SDV102059Migrated Record:
SDV102060Migrated Record:
SDV102061Migrated Record:
SDV102934Migrated Record: BRUSHFIELD.
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV351568Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003-2004. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 2213.
SDV357736Interpretation: Pink, F.. 2014-2015. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 21 2016 12:22PM