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Lime Kilns

A Scheduled Monument in Solva (Solfach), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.8726 / 51°52'21"N

Longitude: -5.1905 / 5°11'25"W

OS Eastings: 180463

OS Northings: 224149

OS Grid: SM804241

Mapcode National: GBR C8.SC5K

Mapcode Global: VH0TM.Z6B9

Entry Name: Lime Kilns

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3075

Cadw Legacy ID: PE378

Schedule Class: Industrial

Category: Kiln

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Solva (Solfach)

Built-Up Area: Solva

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


The monument consists of the remains of four large limekilns, built on the beach at Solva against the north-west bank of the Gribin. Three are relatively well-preserved, but the fourth, that nearest the village, has been extensively damaged (apparently recently) by the removal of much of the masonry.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of agricultural and manufacturing practices.x. 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. 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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