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Colwell Grove Limekiln and Quarry, Tintern

A Scheduled Monument in Tintern (Tyndyrn), Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6945 / 51°41'40"N

Longitude: -2.6768 / 2°40'36"W

OS Eastings: 353317

OS Northings: 199742

OS Grid: ST533997

Mapcode National: GBR JM.4FDF

Mapcode Global: VH87F.KN7W

Entry Name: Colwell Grove Limekiln and Quarry, Tintern

Scheduled Date: 15 May 2000

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3976

Cadw Legacy ID: MM290

Schedule Class: Industrial

Category: Limekiln

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

Community: Tintern (Tyndyrn)

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

Description

The monument consists of the remains of a limekiln, in which lime is made by calcining limestone. The limekiln is a Wye Valley type dating to the early 19th century and has two drawing arches to the front, fed by a single pot. The remains include trackways, ramps, walls and quarry.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of industrial manufacturing processes. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques. A lime kiln may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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