From stone to lime
The restored lime-kiln tells the story of an exceptionally
important activity that has been almost extinct nowadays; namely
lime kilning. Lime-burners needed for burning (kilning) of lime
a satisfactory amount of lime and logs and a vicinity of water.
The needs for lime were high in the construction industry, mechanic
industry, leather industry but also for disinfection and painting
of the apartments. Old lime-kilns bore resemblance to huge baskets
of interlaced hazel tree or beech tree rods. The lime-kiln from
Modrejce belongs among better preserved specimens from the end
of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. According to
the oral tradition this lime-kiln was after the 1st World War
used only for the purposes of lime slaking.