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Welcome to the Lion Salt Works blog
The Lion Salt Works is a historic brine salt making site that is being restored and transformed into a unique heritage attraction. Led by Cheshire West and Chester Council, this £8million project will see the site reborn as a fascinating destination for tourists, day visitors and families and a valued resource for local communities, businesses and heritage interest groups.
Located in the village of Marston, close to the town of Northwich, the site lies adjacent to the Trent and Mersey Canal and is close to the historic Anderton Boat Lift. A substantial part of the site is a Scheduled Monument.
Restoration work has now started on the site, with an expected opening in spring 2015. The Lion Salt Works is currently closed to the public.
Friday, 13 December 2013
Wednesday, 9 October 2013
Progress at the Lion Salt Works has been steady since July. The first few buildings are nearing completion.
Pan House 3 and 4
Pan House 4 saw its roof replaced.
|Pan House 4 Roof|
|Pan 4 visible for the first time in a year|
|Pan and Stove House 4 Roofs|
|The roof is put back on Pan House 3|
Stove House 3
The roof has been stripped and work has begun replacing the boards that lay underneath where they had rotted.
|Stove House 3 roof has been stripped|
|The roof boards are replaced|
Stove House 4
Stove House 4 has seen the completion of the supporting structural steelwork. The original steel roof frame has been repaired where it had begun to rust.
|The feet of the columns are cut away and replaced|
Stove House 5 is almost watertight.
|Stove House 5|
|The ridge of Stove House 5 looking east|
|The glazed eastern wall|
|The ground floor where the entrance foyer will be situated|
The Pump House and Manager's Office
Work has begun to repair the fabric of the Pump House and the Manager's House.
|The Pump House repairs begin|
|The boards are taken off the windows and repairs begin on the Manager's House|
|John and Andy take in the repaired Pan House 4|