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Lime Kiln

A Grade II Listed Building in Ilston, Swansea

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5715 / 51°34'17"N

Longitude: -4.124 / 4°7'26"W

OS Eastings: 252897

OS Northings: 187981

OS Grid: SS528879

Mapcode National: GBR GV.0SBR

Mapcode Global: VH4KD.GRNP

Entry Name: Lime Kiln

Listing Date: 19 July 2000

Last Amended: 19 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23544

Building Class: Industrial

Location: On Penmaen Burrows, 1km south of Penmaen House.

County: Swansea

Town: Swansea

Community: Ilston (Llanddinol)

Community: Ilston

Locality: Penmaen

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

This limekiln appears as active on the c1830 1" Ordnance Survey map and on the 25" map of 1879. It appears as disused on the 25" map of 1913.

Exterior

A bow-shaped limekiln built out from the hillside in axe-dressed local limestone, roughly coursed; two working recesses slightly angled, facing east and north. The east-facing recess is about 2½m. deep and has a segmental arch of about 2½m span; the north-facing recess is about 3½ m deep and its segmental arch is about 3m span. Both recesses are straight sided but corbelled over the working hole. Only the drawhole of the east-facing recess is visible, with an iron bar.

Interior

The kiln is lined in fire-brickwork one brick thick, of which the top 2 m is visible. It is about 2½m diameter at the top.

Reasons for Listing

A very well-preserved limekiln of the early C19.

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