Lime in Historic Landscapes and Buildings

11-12 April 2014

The 2014 Weekend was based at the historic limeworks at Llanymynech in Shropshire near the Welsh border, with its Hoffman-style kiln, incline, quarry, canal and railway.

All buildings constructed before the mid-19th century would have used lime for mortar, render, plaster and limewash because lime allows buildings to ‘breathe’. If you live in, work in or look after an old property, using cement for repairs will damage the fabric of the building, this was the chance to get to understand the lime cycle and lime mixing.

The Friday afternoon was a visit to the limeworks, and ended with a guided walk on the historic railways of this industrial landscape.

Saturday was an in-depth hands-on training day on making and applying lime.

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