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Maesdulais Lime Kilns

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanddarog, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8092 / 51°48'33"N

Longitude: -4.15 / 4°8'59"W

OS Eastings: 251877

OS Northings: 214471

OS Grid: SN518144

Mapcode National: GBR DN.XC7R

Mapcode Global: VH4J7.0SYF

Entry Name: Maesdulais Lime Kilns

Listing Date: 12 December 2003

Last Amended: 12 December 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82278

Location: In woodlands on the E side of Maesdulais Quarry,

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Llanddarog

Community: Llanddarog

Locality: Maes-Dulais

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Dated 1887 and shown on the second edition of the Ordnance Survey. The kilns served the adjacent Maesdulais Quarry.

Exterior

A pair of exceptionally tall snecked rubble lime kilns set against a high bank, with raking buttresses to the front and R side. The central buttress has a date panel. Segmental tunnel-vaulted draw arches have freestone voussoirs. The surrounds to the draw holes are brick. From the top brick shafts are visible, but are mostly infilled.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an impressive and well-preserved bank of kilns, dating from a period when the industry was rapidly developing in scale and technology.
Scheduled Ancient Monument CM 272 (CAM).

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Old House at Garn Farm
    On the E side of the farmyard, immediately E of the old house with cow house.
  • II Old house, with attached cow house, at Garn Farm
    Approximately 2.4km SSE of Llanddarog, reached by farm road on the W side of a minor road S of Porthyrhyd. The old house and cow house are on the E side of the modern house.
  • II* Capel Bigawdin
    Attached to a field wall S of Wern-las Farm, approximately 2km SE of Llanddarog village.
  • II Capel Seion
    On a hilltop site, 1km west of Drefach, in the hamlet named after the chapel. Large stone-walled graveyard; detached vestry to east of chapel.
  • II Roadside Limekiln at Castle Quarry
    2km north of Drefach village and 500m south-east of Maes-y-mwnwns farm. Castle Quarry is to the south side of a minor road east from the B4310. This kiln stands at the roadside.
  • II Limekiln at the south-west of Castle Quarry
    2km north of Drefach village and 500m SE of Maes-y-mwnwns farm. Castle Quarry is to the south side of a minor road east from the B4310. This kiln stands at the south-west of the quarried area.
  • II Limekiln at the south-east of Castle Quarry
    2km north of Drefach village and 500m SE of Maes-y-mwnwns farm. Castle Quarry is to the south side of a minor road east from the B4310. This kiln stands at the south-east edge of the quarried area.

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