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Central Limekiln at Kiln Park, Blaencilgoed

A Grade II Listed Building in Lampeter Velfrey, Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 51.7634 / 51°45'48"N

Longitude: -4.6765 / 4°40'35"W

OS Eastings: 215394

OS Northings: 210576

OS Grid: SN153105

Mapcode National: GBR GF.K4FQ

Mapcode Global: VH2P6.WYK2

Entry Name: Central Limekiln at Kiln Park, Blaencilgoed

Listing Date: 15 October 1997

Last Amended: 15 October 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18992

Building Class: Industrial

Location: In a quarry (Kiln Park) at S of lane about 500 m E of Blaencilgoed farm, Ludchurch

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Lampeter Velfrey (Llanbedr Felfre)

Community: Lampeter Velfrey

Locality: Blaencilgoed

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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Remains of a probably mid-C19 limekiln, one of a group of six in an extensive area of quarrying. Three kilns to the S of the road are in Kiln Park (three to the N of the road are in Croft Quarries). Quarrying at both sites is indicated (graphically or by field-name) on Picton estate plans of c.1850, and all six kilns are marked as 'old limekilns' on the 1887 Ordnance Survey plan.

In 1839 both Croft Quarries and Kiln Park were land of Sir R B P Philipps, tenant David Lewis.


Well preserved semicircular kiln, about 8 m in height. Rubble limestone brought to courses, with small offsets at intervals to achieve a slight batter. Numerous beam or putlog holes in face of the masonry. The kiln stands against high ground with revetment wings each side. Opposed working apertures each with corbelling and an arch at front.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as one of a good group of large quarry limekilns of C19 date.

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