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A Grade II Listed Building in Cosheston, Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 51.7075 / 51°42'26"N

Longitude: -4.9043 / 4°54'15"W

OS Eastings: 199434

OS Northings: 204964

OS Grid: SM994049

Mapcode National: GBR G8.TJBM

Mapcode Global: VH1S0.YB5W

Plus Code: 9C3QP34W+X7

Entry Name: Limekiln

Listing Date: 12 September 1996

Last Amended: 12 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17268

Building Class: Industrial

Location: 1 km NW of Cosheston Hall. It stands a short distance to the E side of Folly House, against higher ground to its E.

County: Pembrokeshire

Town: Pembroke Dock

Community: Cosheston

Community: Cosheston

Locality: Folly House

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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This kiln is marked on the Tithe Map of 1840, on Cosheston Hall estate. The kiln was sited to take limestone and coal landed from the estuary. Above it is a level area with access ramps and some terracing of the land, where stone and fuel were evidently stored. The site was called Limekiln Green and occupied by George Bowling; later occupiers were named Phillips. It was disused by the end of the century.


The limekiln is semi-circular, about 6.5 m in diameter, and about 3.5 m in height. It is built of rubble local stone with neatly formed corbelled openings at the N and S sides. There are retaining walls extending from the kiln in wing form along the bank face. There are marks of a former shed over the S working hole and there was probably a shed over the N hole also, where there is presently a modern shed.


The interior of the kiln is about 2.8 m diameter and there are traces of a fireclay lining.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well preserved early C19 estate limekiln.

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