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Latitude: 51.7623 / 51°45'44"N
Longitude: -4.2624 / 4°15'44"W
OS Eastings: 243965
OS Northings: 209488
OS Grid: SN439094
Mapcode National: GBR GQ.85QW
Mapcode Global: VH3LX.2YHX
Entry Name: Lime kilns at Penymynydd
Listing Date: 12 December 2003
Last Amended: 12 December 2003
Source ID: 82286
Location: On the S side of a minor road approximately 800m WNW of the crossroads in Heol Pedair.
Locality: Heol Pedair
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The first of the bank of kilns were built in the 1870s to serve the quarry immediately to the S. The 1888 Ordnance Survey shows 3 kilns, with 2 more added on the NE side by the time of the 1906 Ordnance Survey.
A bank of 5 tall lime kilns (overgrown at the time of inspection), of which the central is set back, built against a steep bank. Battered walls are of rubble stone, except the earlier 2 on the R (W) side which are of rock-faced stone. Draw arches have segmental tunnel vaults.
Listed as an impressive bank of late C19 lime kilns, from a period when the scale of the industry was rapidly expanding.
Scheduled Ancient Monument CM 277(CAM).
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