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Salt Marsh

Salt Marsh is part of Hollow Marsh but its name is something of a mystery.  It was part of the estate  that  formed part of Parsonage Farm that was offered for sale in 1785.  called reporting that estate was in It is not named in the 1794 map .
There are no direct references to it in the 18th century churchwarden and poor law accounts.
 The Hampshire Archive only contain records for ‘salt marshes’ in that county. The link to Hayling Island may provide an obscure source of the name. The Haling Island priory controlled Chewton Mendip and somebody from that priory may have seen similarities between the marshy ground and a genuine salt marsh.   The 1785 sale confirms it was Kingsmills property at the time and they had acquired the former monastic lands in th Tudor period.
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