‘Shalfleet poor and simple people – sold their bells to buy a steeple’. The steeple was removed on 1913.
The quay at Shalfleet that you see today was built in the seventeenth century. The channel of the estuary was deeper long ago, so larger vessels could use it. Salt was made in salt pans on the marsh. Bricks were produced in the area and both products were transported by boat. Coal was landed here and stored in the old stone building. The track from the village to the quay was then an important route. Now it is a pretty walk overlooking Newtown National Nature Reserve owned by the National Trust. There is no public parking at the quay.]]>