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Limekiln

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangattock, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8476 / 51°50'51"N

Longitude: -3.152 / 3°9'7"W

OS Eastings: 320739

OS Northings: 217179

OS Grid: SO207171

Mapcode National: GBR F0.TSW5

Mapcode Global: VH6CH.BT0J

Entry Name: Limekiln

Listing Date: 21 October 1998

Last Amended: 21 October 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20705

Building Class: Commercial

Location: Located between Lower and Upper Yard Bridges (Canal Bridges Nos 114 and 115) on the W side of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal; to S of the large bank of limekilns at Llangattock Wharf.

County: Powys

Community: Llangattock (Llangatwg)

Community: Llangattock

Locality: Llangattock Wharf

Built-Up Area: Llangattock

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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History

The Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal was proposed in 1792 to connect the Upper Usk valley to the Monmouthshire Canal at Pontymoile and from there to the sea at Newport. The middle section of the canal, between Gilwern and Talybont and including Llangattock, was cut between 1797 and 1799.

From 1815, limestone was brought down by tramroad from the Llangattock quarries by the Brecknock Boat Co. These limekilns, built c 1815-30, belonged to Messrs Bailey of Nantyglo Ironworks who exported their iron from Llangattock wharf. The kilns had gone out of use by the 1870s as a result of railway competition.

Exterior

The kiln consists of an earthwork mound, with 2 draw hole vaults facing the canal. The draw hole vaults are of stone, but none of the facing wall remains. Round arched entrances with voussoirs. At the backs of the vaults are brick walls containing draw-eyes. In front of the kiln is what appears to be a small wharf (overgrown).

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as an early C19 limekiln associated with the Llangattock limestone quarries and the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal.

Group value with other listed items close to and associated with Llangattock Wharf.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Lower Yard Bridge (Canal Bridge No 114)
    The bridge carries a lane which runs SW from Llangattock village towards the Llangattock quarries. It is 0.8km from the Church. Llangattock Wharf is located between bridges Nos 114 and 115.
  • II Upper Yard Bridge (Canal Bridge No 115)
    The bridge carries a lane which runs WSW from Llangattock village towards Beaufort. It is 0.75km from the Church. Llangattock Wharf is located between bridges Nos 114 and 115.
  • II* Bank of Limekilns
    Located immediately N of Upper Yard Bridge (Canal Bridge No 115), on the W side of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.
  • II Canal House
    Located N of Upper Yard Bridge (Canal Bridge No 115) and the Brecknock Boat Company’s limekilns, on the W side of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, near Llangattock Wharf. The front faces E.
  • II Bethesda Chapel
    Located in a prominent position in the fork of two roads, between the centre of Llangattock village and the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.
  • II Llangattock Park House
    Set within Llangattock Park which is situated on the SE side of the village. The house is towards the S end of the park. A nursing home adjoins to the SW, partly occupying former outbuildings.
  • II Pen-y-Pentre (aka The Old Factory House)
    Located in a prominent position in Llangattock village, at the fork of 2 roads and opposite and to the N of Bethesda Chapel. The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is a short distance to the SW.
  • II The Stables Hotel (formerly known as Neuadd, then the Mountain Hotel)
    Located off the S side of the road from Llangattock to Beaufort, on the hillside to the SW of the village.

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