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Voryd Cottage and attached limekiln

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanwnda, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1037 / 53°6'13"N

Longitude: -4.312 / 4°18'43"W

OS Eastings: 245314

OS Northings: 358781

OS Grid: SH453587

Mapcode National: GBR 5G.8H0J

Mapcode Global: WH43L.Q7VY

Entry Name: Voryd Cottage and attached limekiln

Listing Date: 28 May 1999

Last Amended: 28 May 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21803

Building Class: Domestic

Location: Set in a remote location on a minor road running along the south-eastern edge of Voryd Bay, a tidal mud estuary fed by Afon Gwyrfai and Afon Carrog.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Llanwnda

Community: Llanwnda

Locality: Foryd Bay

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Shown on the 1839 Tithe Map, the cottage and attached limekiln are contemporary with each other; the limekiln is now partially converted to domestic use.


Cottage and attached limekiln. The cottage is of single-storey 2-room plan, aligned north-south and has the roughly L-shaped limekiln attached to the north. Roughly coursed rubblestone to both cottage and limekiln, with buttered pointing and slate roof to former. Cottage has 4-paned sashes with slate cills to either side of slightly offset 4-paned window replacing original entrance; rendered integral end stacks. Southern section of limekiln (now converted to domestic use) projects from north-eastern corner of cottage and has 2 C20 windows and a door to the front; the next section is slightly recessed and has boarded double doors with a wicket door and a louvered window to the left. To the north of this and projecting at right-angles to the east, the original form of the kiln is clearest with battered walls, unbroken except for a boarded door on the north side.


Interior not accessible at time of Survey.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a rare surviving example of an early C19 lime burner's cottage and attached limekiln which, notwithstanding partial conversion of the latter to domestic use, are important evidence for the coastal lime production industry in the Caernarfon area at this period.

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