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West Set of Kilns

A Grade II* Listed Building in Penally, Pembrokeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6684 / 51°40'6"N

Longitude: -4.7192 / 4°43'9"W

OS Eastings: 212055

OS Northings: 200124

OS Grid: SN120001

Mapcode National: GBR GD.RZ23

Mapcode Global: VH2PS.5B0C

Entry Name: West Set of Kilns

Listing Date: 26 April 1996

Last Amended: 26 April 1996

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16918

Building Class: Industrial

Location: At the S side of the main private road entering the Kiln Park caravan site, on the E side of the A4139. They are related to the extensive Black Rock quarries at their rear.

County: Pembrokeshire

Community: Penally (Penalun)

Community: Penally

Locality: Kiln Park

Built-Up Area: Penally

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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Exterior

History: The origins of the kilns at Kiln Park are obscure. The name John Nash has been traditionally suggested strongly in this connection, and has led to the notion that the celebrated architect (who died in 1835) might have been involved. But there was also a colliery blacksmith of that name, born in 1808, living in Saundersfoot in 1861. A surviving deed shows him to have been a substantial person, trustee for some property in the period 1854 to 1875. As the GROUPED KILNS at Kiln Park are evidently a consequence of the great exploitation of the Black Rock Quarry made possible by the coming of the Pembroke and Tenby railway in 1863, it is to the latter John Nash that the credit may be due, if there is any truth in the tradition at all.

Description: Aset of six large limekilns with covered passage, built against a N-facing quarry face. Hammer-dressed limestone with a slight batter to buttressed wall enclosing kilns and passage. The passage formerly housed a railway line and has steep entrance arches in its E and W ends, and 5 lower segmental arches in the long N wall, together with 4 semi-circular windows or ventilators. Steeply vaulted interior. Each kiln has drawing holes to E and W, opening off access vaults divided by stone piers to form a row of 12 steeply pointed vaults. Access arches through the intervening piers align with the drawing holes and there are shutes from each kiln which permitted the direct loading of lime into wagons.

Listed II* an impressive and well-preserved example of limekilns of the railway era forming part of a group with the other kilns at Kiln Park.

Part of Ancient Monument No. Pe 436


References: Haverfordwest R.O. D/LJ/1261 (Nash deed, 1875); St Issells Census, 1861.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II East Set of Kilns
    At the S side of the main private road entering the Kiln Park caravan site, on the E side of the A41
  • II The Watch Tower
    On the summit of the Black Rock promontory overlooking the Ritec. The view from the tower is now obs
  • II Single Kiln
    At the entrance to Kiln Park caravan site, at the N side close to the filling station, on the E side
  • II Milestone outside Springfield
    Situated on the N side of Marsh Road against the garden wall of Springfield some 30m E of Churchill
  • II The Paddock Inn
    Located at the N end of Penally village, at the E of the main village street. At the front of the si
  • II No 1 Marsh Road Cottages (Casa Vecchia)
    First of a terrace of cottages on the N side of Marsh Road facing S across The Marshes and the carav
  • II No 2 Marsh Road Cottages (Sunpatch)
    Second of a terrace of cottages on the N side of Marsh Road facing S across The Marshes and the cara
  • II No 3 Marsh Road Cottages (Watermans Cottage)
    Third of a terrace of cottages on the N side of Marsh Road facing S across The Marshes and the carav

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