If you take the track on the right above, and walk up a little way towards
then turn to face the sea, you will see the view in the picture below!
Gerald Cubitt, born in Salthouse 80 years ago, used to catch tadpoles
here when he was a boy. He says that this pit came about as a result of the
need for marl which was dug here and used for the making-up of roads in
the immediate area - Bloom Stile Lane, Cross Street and Market Lane.
When the much larger marl pits (located on the western side of the Dun
Cow public house) came into use, the Cross Street pit was no longer needed
and the bottom was sealed over by puddling a mixture of marl and water
into it. It then provided a useful supply of water both for animals grazing
on the heath and for allotment holders when planting out greens.