September 28, 2018
North of Smygehamn lies Östra Torp.
A gravel road goes past the lime kilns.
Easy to park on a green.
In the dome-like ovens,
lime was burned for about a hundred years from the mid-1800s.
They are somewhat scattered, one is lying in a field so it is not
accessible. Others on either side of a farm.
A total of eight ovens.
Apart from the ceilings, they look good.
At the western ovens is a weighing place where the lime was weighed.
Inside the oven is a grate which was the fireplace,
from the building behind the fuel was added.
Inside are remnants of equipment, some rails, shovels, rollers.
Interesting industrial history.
A large brick building was supposed to be a mortar factory.
It was never finished. Now it stands "risk of collapse" at it.
Behind the brick building is a steep,
perhaps it was where one took the limestone.
Looking for fossils, find none.
Going up from the back of the steep, a little tricky,
to look out over the area.
Drive to Smygehuk where there is an additional lime kiln.
Buy smoked shrimp in the fish smokehouse and drive home.