SN5168 : Craiglas Lime Kilns

taken 14 years ago, near to Llansantffraed, Ceredigion/Sir Ceredigion, Great Britain

Craiglas Lime Kilns
Craiglas Lime Kilns
A thriving industry was carried on at Craiglas between Llanrhystyd and Llanon, where there are remains of a four large lime kilns. A century ago they were in full use. As many as twelve vessels were engaged in carrying limestone, coal and culm to this place. A large coal yard was to be seen there a few years ago. Farmers from Mynydd Bach and even Tregaron came for lime and coal, travelling through the night and sleeping under their carts if they arrived too early in the morning. A few hundred yards to the north of Craiglas stood a shipbuilding yard. The lane leading from the main road is still called Lôn Yard. Ships of from 100 to 150 tons were built there, timber for their building being produced from as far as Llandovery. This industry flourished until about 1860.
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Date Taken
June 2005   (more nearby)
Thursday, 28 July, 2005
Lime kilns   (more nearby)
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WGS84: 52:17.5655N 4:10.5551W
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