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One of a Pair of Limekilns on Eastern Quay

A Grade II Listed Building in St. David's and the Cathedral Close (Tŷddewi a Chlos y Gadeirlan), Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 51.8702 / 51°52'12"N

Longitude: -5.2823 / 5°16'56"W

OS Eastings: 174135

OS Northings: 224167

OS Grid: SM741241

Mapcode National: GBR C5.S6G2

Mapcode Global: VH0TL.D893

Plus Code: 9C3PVPC9+33

Entry Name: One of a Pair of Limekilns on Eastern Quay

Listing Date: 28 July 1992

Last Amended: 28 July 1992

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 12684

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Built into bank on quay some 80m from road bridge, on eastern side.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: St. David's and the Cathedral Close (Tŷddewi a Chlos y Gadeirlan)

Community: St. David's and the Cathedral Close

Locality: Porthclais

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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Probably early C19. Pair of limekilns, one circular and complete, the other square and part demolished; restored ca1975. Two linked kilns each some 3m high, with rubble faced ramp up from N, the northern kiln circular with parapet, Dewisland-type tapering kiln-eyes; the southern kiln with kiln-eye surviving on N side and crucible exposed by collapse of front and S side. Rubble walling between kilns with steep steps up.

Date of construction uncertain, but an import of lime for burning is recorded as early as 1743. The four kilns at Porthclais were owned by C Allen 1870, but were disused by 1906.

Reasons for Listing

Marked on 1840 Tithe Map.

Group value.

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