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COLWELL GROVE LIMEKILN, TINTERNPrimary Reference Number (PRN) : 07507g
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Tintern
Unitary authority : Monmouthshire
NGR : ST5333199750
Site Type (preferred type first) : Post-Medieval Lime kiln
Status : Scheduled Monument
Well-preserved early 19th century standard limekiln in a quarry setting overlooking Tintern Abbey in the Wye Valley.
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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.
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.
A limekiln constructed from roughly coursed stone with surrounding built up ground level. The limekiln has an internal square ledge on east and west elevations, two poke holes, and a number of metal hooks and nails in situ. Burning and animal bone indicate potential secondary use for smoking meat. It is part of a wider landscape of the large quarry but also with probable charcoal burning platforms (Phimester and Bashford 2007).
Phimester, J. and Bashford, D. , 2007 , A Condition Assessment of the Limekilns proposed within the overlooking the Wye Valley project
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.
E004581 : Forest Enterprise Welsh Heritage Assets Project:Rhondda/St Gwynno (year : 1999)
E005812 : Limekilns proposed within the 'Overlooking the Wye Valley' project (year : 2007)
Related PRNs : 7508g
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