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Lime Kiln

A Grade II Listed Building in Ilston, Swansea

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Latitude: 51.5715 / 51°34'17"N

Longitude: -4.124 / 4°7'26"W

OS Eastings: 252897

OS Northings: 187981

OS Grid: SS528879

Mapcode National: GBR GV.0SBR

Mapcode Global: VH4KD.GRNP

Entry Name: Lime Kiln

Listing Date: 19 July 2000

Last Amended: 19 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23544

Building Class: Industrial

Location: On Penmaen Burrows, 1km south of Penmaen House.

County: Swansea

Town: Swansea

Community: Ilston (Llanddinol)

Community: Ilston

Locality: Penmaen

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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This limekiln appears as active on the c1830 1" Ordnance Survey map and on the 25" map of 1879. It appears as disused on the 25" map of 1913.


A bow-shaped limekiln built out from the hillside in axe-dressed local limestone, roughly coursed; two working recesses slightly angled, facing east and north. The east-facing recess is about 2½m. deep and has a segmental arch of about 2½m span; the north-facing recess is about 3½ m deep and its segmental arch is about 3m span. Both recesses are straight sided but corbelled over the working hole. Only the drawhole of the east-facing recess is visible, with an iron bar.


The kiln is lined in fire-brickwork one brick thick, of which the top 2 m is visible. It is about 2½m diameter at the top.

Reasons for Listing

A very well-preserved limekiln of the early C19.

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