The Alum Works in Degerhamn

Far back in history, the Ölanders quarried and worked the limestone and alum shale, which is clearly visible in the landscape. The alum works in Degerhamn is, by Öland’s standards, a big works setting dating from the early 18th century. To this day, there is an old works street with workmen’s dwellings...

Far back in history, the Ölanders quarried and worked the limestone and alum shale, which is clearly visible in the landscape. The alum works in Degerhamn is, by Öland’s standards, a big works setting dating from the early 18th century. To this day, there is an old works street with workmen’s dwellings and industrial remains.

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Far back in history, the Ölanders quarried and worked the limestone and alum shale, which is clearly visible in the landscape. The alum works in Degerhamn is, by Öland’s standards, a big works setting dating from the early 18th century. To this day, there is an old works street with workmen’s dwellings and industrial remains.