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Lime kilns at Penymynydd

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangyndeyrn, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.7623 / 51°45'44"N

Longitude: -4.2624 / 4°15'44"W

OS Eastings: 243965

OS Northings: 209488

OS Grid: SN439094

Mapcode National: GBR GQ.85QW

Mapcode Global: VH3LX.2YHX

Entry Name: Lime kilns at Penymynydd

Listing Date: 12 December 2003

Last Amended: 12 December 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82286

Location: On the S side of a minor road approximately 800m WNW of the crossroads in Heol Pedair.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Llangyndeyrn

Community: Llangyndeyrn

Locality: Heol Pedair

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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The first of the bank of kilns were built in the 1870s to serve the quarry immediately to the S. The 1888 Ordnance Survey shows 3 kilns, with 2 more added on the NE side by the time of the 1906 Ordnance Survey.


A bank of 5 tall lime kilns (overgrown at the time of inspection), of which the central is set back, built against a steep bank. Battered walls are of rubble stone, except the earlier 2 on the R (W) side which are of rock-faced stone. Draw arches have segmental tunnel vaults.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an impressive bank of late C19 lime kilns, from a period when the scale of the industry was rapidly expanding.
Scheduled Ancient Monument CM 277(CAM).

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Old house at Llechdwnni
    Llechdwnni Farm is 2.2km SE of Llandyfaelog, reached by a short farm road on the N side of a minor road. The old house is on the N side of the new farmhouse.
  • II Lime-kiln facing S, on ridge E of Capel Horeb
    Situated in overgrown scrub some 700m NNE of Mynyddygarreg School, reached by lane from school, then footpath. Situated to E of footpath, kiln is in earth-banked small indent, facing S. Second kiln is
  • II Lime-kiln facing W, on ridge E of Capel Horeb
    Situated in overgrown scrub some 700m NNE of Mynyddygarreg School, reached by lane, then footpath, and situated to E of footpath. Kiln is in earth-banked small indent, some 60m E of path, facing W. Se

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