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COLWELL GROVE LIMEKILN, TINTERN

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 07507g
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Tintern
NGR : ST5333199750
Site Type (preferred type first) : Post-Medieval Lime kiln
Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument

Summary :
Double draw hole with single pot kiln; recorded on 1880s OS, but not on 1903 map. Located E side of large quarry. Hollow way entrance from track PRN 7509.

Description :
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A remarkably complete example of the Wye Valley type limekiln of the early 19th century with associated landscape features, including trackways, ramps walls and a quarry (PRN 7508g). The kiln has two drawing arches to the front, fed by a single pot. Some of the upper face has fallen away but the arches and pot are intact. There are substantial walls leading up to the kiln on either side of a holloway from the track which runs along the edge of the wood to the north. Limestone may have been dug from a wide area around the kiln, but a well preserved quarry lies to the south. Designated as of national importance as a fine example of this important regional limekiln type in its complete setting.

Sources :
01/Desc Text/Cadw/Full Management Report/2005/Copy in further information file
/Letter/Application for Scheduled Monument consent/Kevern R/2007/
03/Desc Text/Cadw/Application for Grant Aid/2008/Copy in further information file.

Events :

Related PRNs : 7508g


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