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Lime-kiln at Wallog

A Grade II Listed Building in Tirymynach, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.4509 / 52°27'3"N

Longitude: -4.0765 / 4°4'35"W

OS Eastings: 258981

OS Northings: 285688

OS Grid: SN589856

Mapcode National: GBR 8S.LLY5

Mapcode Global: VH4F5.9N7H

Entry Name: Lime-kiln at Wallog

Listing Date: 12 November 1997

Last Amended: 12 November 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19073

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Situated on sea shore some 100m SW of Wallog, approached by long drive running W off B4572 1.5 km N of Clarach.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Aberystwyth

Community: Tirymynach

Community: Tirymynach

Locality: Wallog

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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Earlier C19 large lime-kiln. One of many kilns around the W Wales coast which processed lime for agriculture and building, from limestone shipped from the southern parts of Wales. Shown on the Tithe Map of 1847, but not on the O.S. Map of 1823. Repair work under way 1997.


Large squat rectangular lime-kiln, with 3 open sides, built into sloping ground with loading access at the rear. Coursed Wallog rubble-stone, with some coarsely dressed stone, each side similar with battered wall, corbelled coping and centre arched openings to kiln-eyes. Cut stone voussoirs to arches with keystones and raised outer arch rings. Kiln-eyes are barrel-vaulted within, splayed down to furnace openings. Inner furnace area is fire-brick. Top is now grass-covered, and the centre crucible is infilled with loose stone and debris. Large non-dressed coping-stones around the rim.

Reasons for Listing

A particularly fine and well-preserved example of a type of structure once common along the W Wales coasts. Of regional industrial archaeological importance.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Rhoscellan Fawr
    Situated down drive to W of B4572 some 1.6 km N of Clarach.
  • II Church Hall
    Situated on the N side of the Llangorwen-Bow Street road, some 300m E of Clarach cross-roads.

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