Thanks for the update.
>Upper Beeding is 'near' the coast on the River Adur.
>Though I don't imagine that the site would be necessarily to do with
>saltworkings as this is pretty prolific along the Sussex coast itself.
>Upper Beeding is at the far eastern extremity of the South
>Downs/Chichester Plain agricultural zone that until recently was a major
>grain producing area of Britain. This area abounded with mills of all
>types: wind, water and tidal.
>I would suspect that the mill at Upper Beeding was primarily for grain
>Others may be interested in knowing that the bridge at Upper Beeding was
>the crossing point, of the Adur, by Charles II et al in his escape from
>the Battle of Worcester. There is an interesting account by Colonel
>Gunter, of Racton (Sussex), of the moment that the king crossed the bridge
>and encountered a dragoon of parliamentary cavalry. The latter passed by
>without any mention.> Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 17:27:39 -0700> From:
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>To: [log in to unmask]> > >Beatrice Hopkinson wrote:> >> > >> I am
>interessted in the name 'Sele' Priory which might have a salt> >>
>>association. >> Is Upper beeding on the coast?> >> >Sele is OE sele
>'hall'. We can tag this one as 'wishful thinking' :-)> > >John Briggs> > I
>am aware of that, but the word actually appears in OE documents> in the
>context of a saltworks (sometimes referred to as a Seal). > Spelling was
>not a strongpoint and literacy was not widespread at that > time, so it is
>quite possible the spelling was wrong, though the > interpretation in this
>context is correct - see Della Hooke. That does > not of course assume
>that Sele is generally used in that way and it was > just an enquiry!> >
>Don't be so fast to tag!> > Bea
>Feel like a local wherever you go.