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Limekiln

A Grade II Listed Building in Sully, Vale of Glamorgan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4097 / 51°24'34"N

Longitude: -3.2202 / 3°13'12"W

OS Eastings: 315227

OS Northings: 168555

OS Grid: ST152685

Mapcode National: GBR HW.QGP3

Mapcode Global: VH6FL.4TFQ

Entry Name: Limekiln

Listing Date: 25 September 2002

Last Amended: 25 September 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26973

Building Class: Industrial

Location: In a private garden, close to the lane, a cul-de-sac, on the slope S of Cog Road.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: Sully and Lavernock (Sili a Larnog)

Community: Sully

Built-Up Area: Barry

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Probably built c1813 by Evan Thomas, part of the extensive agricultural improvements he brought to the Sully Estate, instituting crop rotation cycles and fertilizing, including the use of lime. In 1848 described as disused. Coal to fire the kiln may have been brought into the local harbour by boat; brick linings probably came from the Ty Verlons or Coldbrook brickworks in the nearby parish of Cadoxton. Limestone was reputedly brought from nearby quarries, including Wenvoe. The kiln was first fired with large timber and brushwood onto which coal was laid, then limestone, repeated in layers; the burnt limestone was raked-out at the base of the kiln through the arches. Early and current OS maps show a marked distribution of limekilns in the coastal strip.

Exterior

Limekiln. Of rubble with dressed stone quoins. Built into the bank and charged from the natural slope above, dimensions roughly 13m long, 6m high and 3.5m deep. Main S elevation has 4 buttresses, broad at ends and narrower to centre; 3 cambered arches with narrow stone voussoirs; small rectangular draught holes. Five iron pegs were inserted into face of kiln; brick linings.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-built limekiln associated with the important documented agricultural improvements of the early C19 at Cog and Hayes Farms.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Church of St John the Baptist
    At the W end of the C20 urban development of Sully, the core of the former village, in a large roughly triangular churchyard on a corner site with Cog Road.
  • II Planned group of farmyard buildings at Cog Farm
    Cog Farm lies W of the T-junction in Cog, NE of Sully village; the farmyards and farm ranges are to W of the farmhouse.
  • II Nicells
    At the northern end of Swanbridge Road at the junction with Cog Road and Sully Road, on the western side overlooking the complex of Cog Farm.
  • II Cog House
    Forming the E range of the farm complex set back behind wall with iron railings, just W of the T-junction with Swanbridge Road and Sully Road, NE of Sully village.
  • II Eight rickstands to N side of Cog Farm
    Cog Farm lies to W of the T-junction in Cog, N of Sully Village; the rickstands are situated at the NE edge of the former rickyard bordering the fields and to the rear of the farmyard buildings which
  • II Barn at Home Farm
    On the hillside just E of the junction of Sully Road, Cog Road and Swanbridge Road, near the enclosed farmyard and reached by a track.
  • II Hayes Farm Windmill
    Between the road and the industrial estate, opposite the farmhouse, to the north of Sully Hospital; in a fenced enclosure.
  • II Former Lodge and Screen walls flanking the driveway entrance to Sully Hospital
    Set back from the byroad (about 1 1/2 kms from B4267) and close to W side of main driveway to Sully Hospital.

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