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.