Location Watton, Brecon
County Powys
Grid Reference SO 05517 27916
Date of visit 9 July 2004


The Brecon and Abergavenny Canal reached Brecon in 1800 and the canal company built a row of limekilns adjacent to the canal to the east of Watton Wharf. By 1817 when the kilns were linked to the Hay Railway by a branch line, several were leased to the Brecknock Boat Company, and at least one to William Powell and Co*. It is likely that these kilns were out of use by the early 1860's.

*Rattenbury, Gordon, Tramroads of the Brecknock & Abergavenny Canal, RCHS, 1980.

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