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Kalkugnarna Adam och Eva 2006
Kalkugnarna Adam och Eva 2006 | Photo: Väsk (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Mini-Map of Sweden with marker at Sjöbo Kommun

Kalkugnarna Adam och Eva

Historic lime kilns near Bjärsjölagård

The Kalkugnarna Adam och Eva are two old lime kilns from the 19th century. They stand north of the small village of Bjärsjölagård, about 15 kilometres north of Sjöbö.

Limestone was quarried in the vicinity as early as the Middle Ages and used for church construction. The quarry used for this purpose is a good 500 metres east of the lime kilns and is filled with water today.

The era of the limekilns Adam & Eve

In 1865, German kiln builders built two lime kilns on the estate of Bjärsjölagårds Slott. The castle itself dates from the 18th century and also gives its name to the small village nearby. The construction of the kilns made it possible to produce lime on a large scale. The limestone was loaded into troughs in the quarry and hauled by horses along rails to the kilns.

In the early 20th century, one of the two kilns was destroyed by fire and replaced by a new one. The new kiln was given the name Eva (Eve), the old one the name Adam. While Adam continued to be operated with firewood and had to be supervised around the clock, Eva could be fired with coal. Both kilns were finally shut down in the 1940s.

275 95 Sjöbo (Bjärsjölagård)
55°43′39″N 13°41′40.4″E

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