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Latitude: 51.7655 / 51°45'55"N
Longitude: -4.6941 / 4°41'38"W
OS Eastings: 214191
OS Northings: 210862
OS Grid: SN141108
Mapcode National: GBR CY.ZVR0
Mapcode Global: VH2P6.LW8F
Entry Name: East Limekiln, Ludchurch Quarry
Listing Date: 15 October 1997
Last Amended: 15 October 1997
Source ID: 19001
Building Class: Industrial
Location: 75 m SE of St Elidyr's church, in a quarry now flooded. The E of two surviving kilns.
Community: Lampeter Velfrey (Llanbedr Felfre)
Community: Lampeter Velfrey
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
A limekiln, probably late C18, used to burn the Ludchurch limestone. Lewis in 1833 refers to six kilns in constant operation here, principally supplying agricultural lime for the northern parts of the county. (The quarry also produced limestone blocks for construction, described by Fenton in 1811: 'black, beautifully veined, and enlivened with the likeness of various shells in white, and furnishes slabs for chimneypieces that will take the finest polish.') The quarry was tenanted by John Hughes in 1839, under two different landowners; the E kiln was in the part under the estate of the late Canon Probbyn. The kilns in this quarry were disused by 1887. This kiln is partly buried and is flooded at one side. The site has received a Rural Wales Award for conservation (1992).
A freestanding limekiln with opposed openings and opposed ramps. Large openings with corbelling, segmentally arched at front. Masonry of a reddish coloured stone. Internally the kiln is about 3 m diameter, and there is no firebrick lining.
Listed as a limekiln preserved in its quarry context and for group value with the West kiln at Ludchurch quarry.
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