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Latitude: 52.6727 / 52°40'21"N
Longitude: -3.1233 / 3°7'24"W
OS Eastings: 324138
OS Northings: 308919
OS Grid: SJ241089
Mapcode National: GBR B1.4MPH
Mapcode Global: WH79P.Z2VX
Entry Name: Buttington Limekilns
Listing Date: 29 February 1996
Last Amended: 29 February 1996
Source ID: 16753
Building Class: Industrial
Location: Built into the E bank of the Montgomeryshire Canal immediately N of Bridge 115.
Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)
Locality: Buttington Cross
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
History: The earliest of the three kilns is the northernmost, which may have been built soon after construction of the canal, c1800. The two southernmost kilns appear to have been built as a pair, probably c1806-1814.
Description: The three kilns are all of similar type: roughly coursed rubble retaining walls, slightly raked back in section, and with steeply cambered arches to the drawing tunnels. Firing holes bricked up. The drawing tunnels of the two southerly kilns are linked by a low arched passage. The circular, brick-lined charging holes survive, and are visible at canal level.
A well-preserved set of limekilns of early type relating to the Montgomeryshire Canal.
Reference: Stephen Hughes, The Archaeology of the Montgomeryshire Canal, 1988, pp.58-61.
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