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N Lime Kiln and retaining wall at Castle Ely Quarry.

A Grade II Listed Building in Eglwyscummin (Eglwys Gymyn), Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.7613 / 51°45'40"N

Longitude: -4.6202 / 4°37'12"W

OS Eastings: 219274

OS Northings: 210200

OS Grid: SN192102

Mapcode National: GBR GH.07B2

Mapcode Global: VH2P7.VZVQ

Plus Code: 9C3QQ96H+FW

Entry Name: N Lime Kiln and retaining wall at Castle Ely Quarry.

Listing Date: 12 January 2001

Last Amended: 12 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24492

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Sitauted in the former Castle Ely Quarry on the N side of Marros Mountain approximately 1km E of Llanteg.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Whitland

Community: Eglwyscummin (Eglwys Gymyn)

Community: Eglwyscummin

Locality: Castle Ely

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Earlier to mid C19 large lime kiln associated with the limestone quarry. The kiln stands on a terrace with stone retaining wall some 15m long and 1m high.


Lime kiln, rubble stone, circular, large-scale with front wall some 4m high, kiln-eyes to S and N. S eye is about 2m high and 2m deep. N eye 2m high and about 3m deep. Three rubble stone buttresses against W side. Round crucible, open.
Curved rubble stone retaining wall to N and W, some 15m long and 1m high.

Reasons for Listing

Included as one of the best surviving examples of the numerous quarry lime kilns of Marros mountain

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  • II Milestone SW of Rhos-goch
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  • II Crunwere House
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  • II Church of Saint Lawrence
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  • II The War Memorial, Marros
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