Nant Mawr Lime Kilns

The imposing structure, reputed to be the tallest  Lime Kilns in the country, provides a fantastic backdrop alongside the original (now excavated) kiln sidings and the first section of the railway to be restored.

Built in 1870 by a Mr France to service his quarry located further up the valley, the colourful and fractured history of the kilns, the quarry and the railway is only matched by that of Mr France himself who was a Victorian Visionary with a roguish side to his life.

Further work is being carried out in the vicinity of the kilns in order to create a fantastic static exhibition of how they would have been worked in their early years.

The kilns provided the perfect setting for the return of steam to Nant Mawr in November 2009.