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One of a Pair of Limelkilns 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: 51.8703 / 51°52'13"N

Longitude: -5.2824 / 5°16'56"W

OS Eastings: 174130

OS Northings: 224176

OS Grid: SM741241

Mapcode National: GBR C5.S6DY

Mapcode Global: VH0TL.D881

Plus Code: 9C3PVPC9+42

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

Listing Date: 28 July 1992

Last Amended: 28 July 1992

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 12685

Building Class: Industrial

ID on this website: 300012685

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

Locality: Porthclais

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Tagged with: Lime kiln

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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.


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.

Reasons for Listing

Marked on 1840 Tithe Map.

Group value.

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