Lime Kilns Lime Had Three Principal Uses It Was Spread On The Fields To Improve ...

Lime Kilns Lime Had Three Principal Uses It Was Spread On The Fields To Improve  ...

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Description: Lime Kilns Lime had three principal uses It was spread on the fields to improve the fertility of the soil It was used as a mortar in the construction of buildings It was also used as a limewash the original whitewash applied to the outside walls of buildings Solva lies on the north side of St Brides Bay , in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path It lies on a deep ravine at the mouth of the River Solva In the ravine is Lower Solva , consisting of a long street ending at the small harbour Most of the modern development has been in Upper Solva , on the cliff top to the west of the harbour Solva was the main trading centre of St Brides Bay in the medieval period , and was important for lime burning Several lime kilns are preserved in the harbour area In the nineteenth century , Solva had around 30 registered trading ships The fading coastal trade has been replaced by tourism , and the harbour is now a popular boating centre The spectacular local cliff coast is popular with walkers , and the classic cliff exposures of Cambrian rocks attracts amateur and professional geologists

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