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Buttington Limekilns

A Grade II Listed Building in Welshpool, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6727 / 52°40'21"N

Longitude: -3.1233 / 3°7'24"W

OS Eastings: 324138

OS Northings: 308919

OS Grid: SJ241089

Mapcode National: GBR B1.4MPH

Mapcode Global: WH79P.Z2VX

Entry Name: Buttington Limekilns

Listing Date: 29 February 1996

Last Amended: 29 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16753

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Built into the E bank of the Montgomeryshire Canal immediately N of Bridge 115.

County: Powys

Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)

Community: Welshpool

Locality: Buttington Cross

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History: The earliest of the three kilns is the northernmost, which may have been built soon after construction of the canal, c1800. The two southernmost kilns appear to have been built as a pair, probably c1806-1814.

Description: The three kilns are all of similar type: roughly coursed rubble retaining walls, slightly raked back in section, and with steeply cambered arches to the drawing tunnels. Firing holes bricked up. The drawing tunnels of the two southerly kilns are linked by a low arched passage. The circular, brick-lined charging holes survive, and are visible at canal level.

A well-preserved set of limekilns of early type relating to the Montgomeryshire Canal.

Reference: Stephen Hughes, The Archaeology of the Montgomeryshire Canal, 1988, pp.58-61.

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