In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Salt like this:
SALT, a village, a township, and a chapelry, in St. Mary and St. Chad parish, Staffordshire. The village stands on the river Trent and the Grand Trunk canal, near Sandon r. station, and 3½ miles N N E of Stafford. The township includes also the hamlet of Enson. Real property, £2, 795. Pop., 509. Houses, 108. The chapelrywas constituted in 1844. Post-town, Sandon, under Stone. Pop., 808. Houses, 165. The living is a p.curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £110.* Patron, the Earl of Shrewsbury. The church was built in 1842; and a national school was built in 1857.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Salt, in Stafford and Staffordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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