In short, briquetage (although I had never heard the term used) was
discovered at New Monk's Farm, Lancing, Sussex, probably originally called
Pende (pynd), at the time the Saxon pottery for boiling brine was the
earliest discovery. (The land was reclaimed from the sea/estuary during
Southwick (Suthwic) were not located at the salt-making areas and Wyckham
has not recorded salterns either. In both cases the salterns were within
five miles though.
wic place names (I have not read the recent paper) on historical
geographical evidence for at least the ones to spring to mind, i.e.
Norwich, Droitwich, really favour something more than a farm, more like a
market place, as they seem to have good transport links on the main
highways, rivers, sea inlets and Roman roads.
For this reason only, they have remained strategic places for defence and
useful areas of settlement, so the continuation of settlement through the
ages would have occurred. Excpetions could be because of natural
topographical changes as these areas could have also been close to areas
liable to flooding.
With all the Wicks, Northwicks, Eastwicks, Southwicks, Westwicks around, I
am sure local knowledge might be able to find an exception ?
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