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Double lime-kiln at Penhein

A Grade II Listed Building in Caerwent, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.6333 / 51°37'59"N

Longitude: -2.7987 / 2°47'55"W

OS Eastings: 344817

OS Northings: 193018

OS Grid: ST448930

Mapcode National: GBR JG.86QM

Mapcode Global: VH7B9.F6SS

Entry Name: Double lime-kiln at Penhein

Listing Date: 29 March 2000

Last Amended: 29 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23046

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: About 400m south west of Penhein just north of the private drive off the Shirenewton road from Llanvair Discoed.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Chepstow

Community: Caerwent (Caer-went)

Community: Caerwent

Locality: Penhein

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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A double lime-kiln which was probably built in the early C19 (c1813) to burn lime for the construction of Penhein and the barn and other outbuildings and for liming the fields of the new farm.


A double lime-kiln built of random rubble limestone. Very finely built front with twin fire arches with neat segmental heads. Battered corners to the kiln. The pots are still evident above.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as a very well built and preserved double estate lime-kiln.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Penhein
    About 1100m north of the village of Llanvair Discoed approached up a private drive off the Shirenewton road.
  • II Barn at Penhein
    About 200m north of Penhein.
  • II Tile Farm (Ysgubor Kemeys)
    On Grey Hill, about 600m to north of Llanvair Discoed, on west side of lane.
  • II Church of St Mary
    In the centre of the village of Llanvair Discoed immediately to the south of Llanvair Castle.
  • II The Court House
    In the centre of the village of Llanvair Discoed at the junction of the roads to Shirenewton, Caerwent and Wentwood.
  • II Barn at Llanvair Farm
    About 30m west of The Court House in the centre of the village of Llanvair Discoed.
  • II Cil-voynog Farmhouse and attached barn
    On Bica Common about 1500m north of the village of Llanvair Discoed but approached from Shirenewton.
  • II Lime Kiln
    Prominently located on the E side of the road leading S into Llanvaches from Wentwood Reservoir, between Millbrook and Rectory Road.

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