Monument details

HER Number:2513/0
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Lion Salt Works

Summary

Lion Salt works are a Scheduled Monument and some of the buildings are Grade II listed. Beginning in 1856 as the Alliance Salt Works, the Lion Salt Works was established in 1894, named after the nearby Red Lion Inn. The remains of the earlier works lie beneath, and to the south and east of the later works. They were open pan salt works where brine was boiled in large flat metal pans to create block salt. The company was in operation until 1986.

The surviving buildings include the two pan sheds, the late nineteenth century office, Salt shed, Engine Shed and Pump House. The brine was pumped out of the ground from a depth of 50m, using a beam pump, and later a steam engine (now operated by electric motor).


Parish:MARSTON, VALE ROYAL, CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER

Monument Types

  • BEAM ENGINE HOUSE (AD 19TH CENTURY to AD 20TH CENTURY - 1894 AD to 1986 AD)
  • BLACKSMITHS WORKSHOP (AD 19TH CENTURY to AD 20TH CENTURY - 1894 AD to 1986 AD)
  • BLACKSMITHS WORKSHOP (AD 19TH CENTURY to AD 20TH CENTURY - 1894 AD to 1986 AD)
  • BOILER HOUSE (AD 19TH CENTURY to AD 20TH CENTURY - 1894 AD to 1986 AD)
  • DRYING KILN (AD 19TH CENTURY to AD 20TH CENTURY - 1894 AD to 1986 AD)
  • OFFICE (AD 19TH CENTURY to AD 20TH CENTURY - 1894 AD to 1986 AD)
  • PAN HOUSE (AD 19TH CENTURY to AD 20TH CENTURY - 1894 AD to 1986 AD)
  • PUMP HOUSE (AD 19TH CENTURY to AD 20TH CENTURY - 1894 AD to 1986 AD)
  • SALT PAN (AD 19TH CENTURY to AD 20TH CENTURY - 1894 AD to 1986 AD)
  • SALT STORE (Salt Working, AD 19TH CENTURY to AD 20TH CENTURY - 1894 AD to 1986 AD)
  • SALT WORKS (AD 19TH CENTURY to AD 20TH CENTURY - 1894 AD to 1986 AD)
  • SALTERN (AD 19TH CENTURY to AD 20TH CENTURY - 1894 AD to 1986 AD)
  • SHAFT (AD 19TH CENTURY to AD 20TH CENTURY - 1894 AD to 1986 AD)
Protected Status:Listed Building (old) (II) 2/10: Title not entered; Scheduled Monument 1020841: Lion Salt Works And Remains Of Part Of The Alliance Salt Works

Related records

2513/1Part of: Alliance Salt Works (Monument)
2513/3Part of: Lion Salt Works, Engine Shed and Pump House (Monument)
2513/2Part of: Lion Salt Works, Managers Office (Monument)
2513/0/1Part of: Lion Salt Works, Stove House Five (Monument)



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