Llanymynech Limeworks Heritage Area
has been an important settlement since a hill fort was established in the
10th Century BC. Offa's Dyke passes through the village and mining in the
area dates back to Roman times. Most of the industrial remains today are
from 19th and 20th Century Limeworks. Much of the local rock outcrop on the
hill above the village is the result of quarrying over the centuries. Canal
and later rail transport allowed limestone quarrying and burning to
produce quicklime - to expand rapidly. Lime products were used by farmers to
'sweeten' the land, by builders for mortar and by ironmasters to extract
iron from iron ore.
£900,000 has been made available by the Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage, the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund, Shropshire County Council, Oswestry Borough Council, British Waterways and Llanymynech and Pant Parish Council to:
The Heritage Project will:
Besides the funding bodies key partners include the Llanymynech Heritage Focus Group, the Shropshire Wildlife Trust and the Montgomery Wildlife Trust and the project will be working closely with the Packet Boat Duchess Countess Trust, Shropshire Union Canal Society, the Friends of Montgomery Canal and Carreghofa Community Council, and many local groups.
For more information visit:- http://www.llanymynech.org.uk/
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