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the harbour area In the nineteenth century , Solva had around 30 registered trading ships The fading coastal trade has been replaced by tourism , and the harbour is now a popular boating centre The spectacular local cliff coast is popular with walkers , and the classic cliff exposures of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 Uk Europe
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