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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: 51.8703 / 51°52'13"N

Longitude: -5.2832 / 5°16'59"W

OS Eastings: 174071

OS Northings: 224178

OS Grid: SM740241

Mapcode National: GBR C5.S66C

Mapcode Global: VH0TL.C8T2

Plus Code: 9C3PVPC8+4P

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: 12687

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.

Marked on 1840 Tithe Map.


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.

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Group value.

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