NO5301 : Old seawater evaporation building and windmill

taken 12 years ago, near to St Monans, Fife, Great Britain

Old seawater evaporation building and windmill
Old seawater evaporation building and windmill
A very old industrial site now gone back to nature.

The windmill was used to draw seawater from the foreshore up into tanks housed in buildings like the one in the foreground.

Coal fires fueld from local fields were then lit under the tanks and over time the water was evaporated off leaving the salt.

Salt was an important preservative agent right up into the 1900's.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 September, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 4 September, 2005
Category
Industrial landscape   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 532 018 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:12.3947N 2:45.2724W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 533 017
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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