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Garn Limekiln No. III (3rd from north in group)

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfihangel Aberbythych, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8263 / 51°49'34"N

Longitude: -4.0474 / 4°2'50"W

OS Eastings: 259003

OS Northings: 216164

OS Grid: SN590161

Mapcode National: GBR DT.W0QP

Mapcode Global: VH4J8.SCPB

Entry Name: Garn Limekiln No. III (3rd from north in group)

Listing Date: 27 August 1999

Last Amended: 27 August 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22189

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Near the middle of a group of four surviving kilns 100m east of the A476, reached by a short lane 200m south of Eglwys Fair, Carmel. Quarry to the east.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Llanelli

Community: Llanfihangel Aberbythych

Community: Llanfihangel Aberbythych

Locality: Carmel Woods

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

One of several limekilns at this location in use in c1876-85. At this time it had a tramway from the quarry. Disused by 1906.
The landholding was a part of the Cawdor estate named Tir-y-garn (based on Garn farmhouse, 300m south-east.

Exterior

A poorly accessible limekiln in limestone masonry. Straight front wall. Two working areas, each with a large semicircular outer arch. The left working holes only are accessible, with difficulty.
A road now runs over the top and the interior diameter is not ascertainable.

Reasons for Listing

One of the better-surviving limekilns in an area of intensive C19 and C20 quarrying and lime-burning industry; one of an important surviving contemporary group.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Garn Limekiln No. II (2nd from north in group)
    Near the middle of a group of four surviving kilns 100m east of the A476, reached by a short lane 200m south of Eglwys Fair, Carmel. Quarry to the east.
  • II Garn Limekiln No. IV (southernmost in group)
    At the south of a group of four surviving kilns 100m east of the A476, reached by a short lane 200m south of Eglwys Fair, Carmel.
  • II Garn Limekiln No. I (northernmost in group)
    The northern of a group of four surviving kilns 100m east of the A476, reached by a short lane commencing 200m south of Eglwys Fair, Carmel. Quarry to the east.
  • II Pwll-y-march Limekilns
    200m south of the Carmel to Pant-y-llyn road; Pair of limekilns in one structure at east of Pwll-y-march quarry, reached from the road by a path opposite Caeffwrn.
  • II Bwlchau Limekiln
    At west side of a footpath 100m north of Bwlchau farmhouse. Quarry to the west.
  • II Bantwen
    About 150m west of the road junction in Carmel Village. The cottage stands in a small enclosure behind two later houses.
  • II Pant-y-garn Limekiln No. I (to west)
    200m south of the Carmel to Pant-y-llyn road; reached by a side path east from a lane opposite Caeffwrn. South of its quarry.
  • II Pant-y-garn Limekiln No. II (to east)
    150m south of the Carmel to Pant-y-llyn road; reached by a lane commencing midway between Pwll-y-march and Lletty-mawr. Quarry to north.

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