Lime plant, French Heritage monument to Gouex

Ovens square rubble coated
* Office in rubble coating, on the ground floor, covered with a roof long framed in tile hollow
* repair shop and store in cinder concrete on the ground floor, covered with a long socket mechanical tile roof
* store wood frame covered with a roof long half-timbered corrugated lime plant which the first four date probably from the 1st quarter of the 20th century. In 1947, a second oven is built (date range). Coal and stone quarried in the immediate vicinity of the ovens were transported by trucks to the top of the ovens by a sloped ramp, using a winch. These 2 continuous calcination short flame furnaces have ceased to operate in 1975.Environ 40 people worked there

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Lime plant
(Lime plant, gouex)

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Lime plant, Ovens square rubble coated; Office in rubble coating, on the ground floor, covered with a roof long framed in tile hollow; repair shop and store in cinder (...) Lime plant, French Heritage monument to Gouex gouex, vienne

Location and general information

  • identifier : 139745
  • item : Usine de Chaux
  • Location of the building :
    • Poitou-Charentes
    • Gouex
  • Place name : la Roche aux Renards
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 86107
  • Zip code of the municipality : 86320
  • Order in the communal list : 39
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 2 names :
    • lime plant
    • plant
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : abandoned

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 3 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 20th century
    • 1st quarter 20th century
    • 2nd quarter 20th century
  • Year : 1947
  • Investigation : 1995
  • Date taken into account : 1996/03/29

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 4 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • rubble
    • coating
    • concrete
    • concrete blockwork
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 4 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • sprocket cover
    • pinion
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) : 3 elements in the composition of the hedge, among them we noted
    • hollow tile
    • corrugated
    • mechanical tile
  • 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 : 8 distinct parts in the constitution of this place :
    • workshop
    • office
    • industrial store
    • repair
    • industrial furnace
    • oven
    • store
    • by
  • 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
  • Picture : b1443535ae5c527ead86b07a1421fdcd.jpg
  • Author of the survey MH : Pouvreau Pascale
  • Mérimée reference : IA86000087

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