Lime plant, French Heritage monument to Gouex

Ovens of approximately 15 m tall in the form of a large quadrangular massif
* sheds, stables and House, McDonald left, have more roof lime plant which both ovens were built for Théophile Rivereau on prefectural authorisation of July 7, 1881, near a quarry stone operated open
* at the same time were built housing and a warehouse
* It seems that the company worked only a very short period of time, since the ovens were demolished in 1904
* the ovens are currently filled and the buildings in ruins

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Lime plant

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

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Location and general information

  • identifier : 139744
  • item : Usine de Chaux
  • Location of the building :
    • Poitou-Charentes
    • Gouex
  • Place name : la Côte
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 86107
  • Zip code of the municipality : 86320
  • Order in the communal list : 38
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 2 names :
    • lime plant
    • plant
  • State : The building had 2 different states :
    • remains
    • abandoned

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 19th century
    • 4th quarter 19th century
  • Year : 1881
  • Investigation : 1995
  • Date taken into account : 1996/03/29

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • This construction is mainly composed of rubble
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • A mode of coverage listed 'wood frame apparent'
  • Floors : 2 type of floors in this manual :
    • ground floor
    • rez-de-chaussee
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas : 7 distinct parts in the constitution of this place :
    • housing
    • stable
    • housing employers
    • shed
    • industrial shed
    • industrial furnace
    • oven
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other :
    • other Information : private property
  • Author of the survey MH : Pouvreau Pascale
  • Mérimée reference : IA86000094

The complete official record is available at Conseil régional de Poitou-Charentes - Service chargé de l'inventaire102, Grand'Rue - BP 553 86020 Poitiers Cedex -

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