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East Limekiln at Croft Quarries

A Grade II Listed Building in Lampeter Velfrey, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7643 / 51°45'51"N

Longitude: -4.6782 / 4°40'41"W

OS Eastings: 215281

OS Northings: 210683

OS Grid: SN152106

Mapcode National: GBR GF.K408

Mapcode Global: VH2P6.VXPC

Entry Name: East Limekiln at Croft Quarries

Listing Date: 15 October 1997

Last Amended: 15 October 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18996

Building Class: Industrial

Location: In a quarry (Croft Quarries) at N of lane about 300 m NE of Blaencilgoed farm, Ludchurch

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Lampeter Velfrey (Llanbedr Felfre)

Community: Lampeter Velfrey

Locality: Blaencilgoed

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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History

Remains of an early C19 limekiln, one of a group of six in an extensive area of quarrying. Three kilns to the N of the road are in Croft Quarries (three to the S of the road are in Kiln Park). 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.

Exterior

Well preserved boldly-projecting semicircular kiln, about 10 m diameter and about 8 m in height. Rubble limestone, 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. A small parapet survives at the top.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as one of a good group of large quarry limekilns of late C18/early C19 date.

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