This website is now an archive of the restoration and should only be used as a resource. Please visit the Lion Salt Works website for the most up-to-date information.

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.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

May 2014 Update: Lifts, Stove Houses, Pans and Bridges

The new disabled lift access is fitted to the Red Lion Inn
The lift shaft and emergency exit to the Red Lion Inn
The roofs of the Historic Core

Looking North over the Adelaide Flash with the restored Historic Core in the foreground

The Stove House 2 floor has begun to be repaired

Internal repairs of the Stove House 2 floor

A set of workman's clogs were discovered below the floorboards

The last of the repairs on the exterior of Stove House 2

Stove House 5 across the remains of Pan 2

Pan 5 has sat on a temporary scaffold for the last 5 years, ready to be lifted back into place
Pan 5 is lifted into place
Pan 5 sits on several steel girders

Pan 5 in position

The new path layout is established to the entrance of Stove House 5

The entrance to Stove House 5 is now in place

The Link Bridge, between Stove House 5 and the Historic Core is beginning to be built

The Loading Bay repairs have begun

The last of the repairs on the Pump House chimney have been completed

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