Llanymynech Limeworks Heritage Open Day
Llanymynech Heritage Area, North Road, Llanymynech, Shropshire, SY22 6EA
FREE Guided walks and Lime-slaking demonstrations
SUNDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2021 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm
The Llanymynech Heritage Area is considered to stretch from the canal side at Llanymynech, the associated kilns, up the tramways which serviced these kilns and to the quarries on the hill. This area is home to a particularly well-preserved and complete group of structures relating to a Victorian Industry, in particular, the Hoffman Kiln represents the best preserved example of its type in England.
Guided walks around the 19th Century Limeworks , including the iconic Hoffmann kiln. This is one of only 3 left in the country and the only one to still have its chimney. The walks will start from the Stables in the Heritage Area.
Lime-slaking demonstrations by the Stables every half hour from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
In keeping with the theme of Edible England there will ll be a limited number of hand-outs available detailing the wild food that can be found in the Heritage Area (some recipes included). [Did you know you can cook an egg using quicklime and cold water?!]
DIRECTIONS click for location map
Parking available off the A483 just north of the canal bridge in Llanymynech. Further parking behind the Dolphin Inn in the village (SY22 6ER), or at the Village Hall (SY22 6EE)
This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.
Llanymynech Limeworks and Heritage Area Community Project as part of the Oswestry & Beyond Heritage Open Days Festival