The mining of limestone was begun in Gotland in early Middle Ages. There was a significant lime kiln in Barläst, which was used to produce quicklime through the calcination of limestone. The kiln was used between 1690-1907. Today the area is a well-preserved sample of early industrial milieu. There are ruins of three lime kilns, the oldest one dating from the 17th century.

References:
  • Marianne Mehling et al. Knaurs Kulturführer in Farbe. Schweden. München 1987.

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Founded: 1690
Category: Industrial sites in Sweden
Historical period: Swedish Empire (Sweden)

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Magnus Gomander (3 months ago)
Mkt. fint ställe för utflykt. Här finns både historia och natur.
Torbjörn Berg (5 months ago)
Naturupplevelse
Johan Svahn (11 months ago)
Mycket vackert! Till och med cementfabriken på andra sidan vattnet får charm av att ses härifrån sin föregångare.
Mikael Möllerström Olsson (2 years ago)
Lugnt, vackert bra fikabord även för de som har svårt att röra sig.
NoMe Importa (2 years ago)
Underbar natur. Är här minst 2 gånger per månad. Permanent grillplats och gott om parkeringar.
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