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LIME KILNS

Tresaith, lime kiln

Lime kilns converted limestone (calcium carbonate), brought by boat from south Pembrokeshire, Anglesey and north Carmarthenshire into a powder (calcium oxide or quicklime) which was spread on fields to sweeten (or neutralise) the soil. The trade was reduced when the railways came in the 1860s and when cheap nitrates and other fertilisers came from South America.

Moore-Collier, Gazetteer of Lime Kilns between Wallog and Haverfordwest, in RCAHM

Moore-Collier, (1988), Welsh History Review

Moore-Collier, (1989-1990), 'Coastal lime-kilns in south-west Wales', Folk Life, 28, 19-30

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