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One of a Pair of Limekilns on Western Side of Slipway

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: -5.2831 / 5°16'59"W

OS Eastings: 174080

OS Northings: 224169

OS Grid: SM740241

Mapcode National: GBR C5.S67H

Mapcode Global: VH0TL.C8W3

Plus Code: 9C3PVPC8+3Q

Entry Name: One of a Pair of Limekilns on Western Side of Slipway

Listing Date: 28 July 1992

Last Amended: 28 July 1992

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 12686

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Built into bank on quay at upper end of harbour at Porthclais, some 20m from road bridge.

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

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 in 1870, but were disused by 1906.


Probably early C19. Pair of limekilns, restored ca1975. Some 3m high, rubble stone, circular, built out from bank with stone-faced ramp up from S and N' steps in wall to N of N kiln and in rubble wall between kilns. Kilns have high kiln-eyes of Dewisland type, with tapering heads up to stone lintels. Circular crucibles with low restored parapets and paved walkways around. Between the kilns, foundations of lime-burner's hut.

Reasons for Listing

Marked on 1840 Tithe Map.

Group value.

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