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Bowers Yard Lime Kilns

Bowers Yard Lime Kilns
  • Client :
    Severn Gorge Countryside Trust
  • Architect :
  • Position :
    Principal contractor
  • Total Value :
  • Date :
    2010 - 2011

Just a short walk from the iron bridge, the C19 Bowers Yard industrial site included the limekilns, a crushing plant and a railway sidings with loading facilities that saw thousands of tons of limestone from the Benthall Edge Quarries burnt to produce lime for the region's busy construction industry. The limekiln was originally built during the mid1800s and was fully operational until the1870s, after which it fell into disrepair. The site enjoyed a brief renaissance in the mid C 20 before the plant finally closed.

Cbs worked closely with the client, The Severn Gorge Countryside Trust, and the project engineer, Julie Holmes of Telford and Wrekin Council to develop a repair strategy that would not only conserve the structure but provide a safe visitor environment, allowing people to get much closer to the structure than previously anticipated.

Works included:

  • Dismantle and rebuild the south buttress masonry
  • Insert new galvanised supporting steelwork
  • Design and Install drainage
  • Consolidate masonry
  • Install Cintec anchors
  • Lime pointing of the entire structure
  • Supply and Install new perimeter safety fencing and grills.

For more information on the Severn Gorge Countryside Trust click on the title above.

The colour Illustration is an extract from the site's interpretation, designed by Lynne Morgan Design. Click on the illustration to go to Lynne's website.


This project encompasses the following services

Church Conservation, St John the Baptist, Kenley Mytton Bridge Wombridge Augustinian Priory Kilpeck Castle, Herefordshire The Cold Bath House, Ludlow, Shropshire War Memorial Alsager St Lawrence’s, Ludlow Wroxeter Roman Town House White Castle, Abergavenny St Peters Church, Stanton Lacy, Shropshire Snailbeach Mines, Shropshire Bowers Yard Lime Kilns ‘Once upon a hill’ Blakemoorgate Hopton Castle, Shropshire. St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Attingham Park Northeast Pavillion Richards Castle Stirchley Furnaces Iron Bridge House Brynkinalt Estate, Chirk 40 Pride Hill, Shrewsbury All Saints Church, Grinshill The Church of St John the Baptist, Ruyton XI Towns The Rutland Memorial Fountain, Dublin, Ireland Emo Court, Co. Laoise, Ireland. St Mary’s, Tremadog, Gwynedd. Shrewsbury Railway Station St Govan’s Chapel, Bosherston, Pembs. Flimstone Farmhouse, Castlemartin, Pembs. Old Market Hall, Shrewsbury. The Cross, Oswestry, Shropshire. St Mary’s, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Wollerton Animal Pound, Wollerton. Sker House, Porthcawl. Chapel of St Thomas, King Williams College, Isle of Man Almshouses, Neath St Pauls Church, Bedford. Manor Farm, Cranage, Cheshire