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A Grade II Listed Building in Llangattock, Powys

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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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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.


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.

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