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Brithdir Limekilns

A Grade II Listed Building in Berriew, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6126 / 52°36'45"N

Longitude: -3.1835 / 3°11'0"W

OS Eastings: 319962

OS Northings: 302300

OS Grid: SJ199023

Mapcode National: GBR 9Y.8JX0

Mapcode Global: WH79W.2LBH

Entry Name: Brithdir Limekilns

Listing Date: 21 August 1995

Last Amended: 21 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16355

Building Class: Industrial

Location: At the rear of the Horseshoes Public House, built into a mound on the bank of the Montgomeryshire Canal, close to the bridge carrying Brithdir Lane over the canal.

County: Powys

Community: Berriew (Aberriw)

Community: Berriew

Locality: Brithdir

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

The eastern arm of the Montgomeryshire Canal was constructed as far as Garthmyl between 1794 and 1797. The limekilns are likely to be almost contemporary with the construction of the canal in origin, but appear to have been built in 2 distinct phases, with 2 kilns facing S cut by the arch over a later kiln (c1820-30) facing E.

Exterior

The 2 S facing kilns have rough rubble retaining wall stepped back in profile above the firing hole of the S kiln. Steep brick arch to vault of firing hole. The secondary kiln facing E also has a brick arched firing hole vault, recessed behind a wide brick arch. The partially collapsed burning cone is visible.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as good surviving examples of early lime-kilns associated with the canal which form part of an important group of canal structures at Brithdir Lock.

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