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Limekiln in Oxwich Wood

A Grade II Listed Building in Penrice, Swansea

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Latitude: 51.5567 / 51°33'23"N

Longitude: -4.1676 / 4°10'3"W

OS Eastings: 249824

OS Northings: 186423

OS Grid: SS498864

Mapcode National: GBR GT.2LS1

Mapcode Global: VH3N3.Q43H

Entry Name: Limekiln in Oxwich Wood

Listing Date: 29 October 1999

Last Amended: 29 October 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22546

Building Class: Industrial

Location: To the south side of the road from Oxwich Bay to Ganderstreet.

County: Swansea

Community: Penrice (Pen-rhys)

Community: Penrice

Locality: Oxwich

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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C19 limekiln. It appears on the 1887-8 map as active, but is known to have been disused by the mid C20.


A very small limekiln in axe-dressed local conglomerate rubble masonry, in fairly complete condition. One working opening only, with roughly corbelled sides and rear. The kiln is about 3m in height, plus a semi-drum at the top slightly recessed from the face, with brick coping.


The interior is about 2.5m diameter reducing to about 1.5m near the base. Vitrified firebrick lining.

Reasons for Listing

A very well preserved small limekiln, representing an important local trade.

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