Preston Parade

Once a year, the estate has to record all vehicular access. This is part of the process of remaining a private estate.


Seasalter ("Sea Salter" on maps until the mid/late 1800s) has long been accepted as a well established parish with known boundaries back into Roman times - although only ever accepted as a loose collection of dwellings along the line from above Seasalter Church through Codham’s Corner (which later became known as Granny Hart's Corner and, in 1756, Blue Anchor Corner).

The name Seasalter is said to be derived from the Saxon ‘sealterna steallas’ or ‘salt house by the sea’. It is also said to be Old English for "Salt Works on the Sea". Spelt as Sesaltre in the Domesday Book, it was later recorded asSesalterstrete, thence Seasalter Street, Sea Salter and finally Seasalter.

In 1325 a sea wall was built along the present Seasalter shoreline.  That was not totally successful until rebuilt in 1340. (Final drainage took place in the 1700s to establish the Seasalter Level).  The 1340 wall gave a reasonably secure shoreline along Seasalter eastwards, south of The Salts then along the line of today’s Oxford and High Streets to the Horsebridge continuing eastwards to the high ground of Tankerton.