Sing Lei Hap Gei Lime Kiln Factory

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Sing Lei Hap Gei Lime Kiln Factory
坪洲勝利合記石灰窰廠遺址
Old site of Shing Lei Lime Kiln Factory, Peng Chau (Hong Kong).jpg
Old site of Shing Lei Lime Kiln Factory, Peng Chau, Hong Kong.
General information
StatusAbandoned
TypeFactory
Address2 Nam Wan, Shan Teng Tsuen, Peng Chau
CountryHong Kong
OwnerPrivately held
Sing Lei Hap Gei Lime Kiln Factory
Traditional Chinese坪洲勝利合記石灰窰廠遺址
Simplified Chinese坪洲胜利合记石灰窑厂遗址

The Sing Lei Hap Gei Lime Kiln Factory is an abandoned lime production facility on the island of Peng Chau in Hong Kong.

History[edit]

The factory, originally consisting of two buildings, was established in the 19th century and was one of 11 lime kilns present on the island of Peng Chau. The current building was constructed during the 1920s. The lime was produced by burning oyster shells, clam shells, and coral. Lime from the kiln was used in a variety of industries including construction and paper-making. The development of more modern materials led to the decline in business for the kilns in the 1950s.[1]

The kiln was able to maintain operation, even during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong during the Second World War.[2] However, as lime became an obsolete material during the 1950s, the factory was finally closed during the 1970s.[3]

Heritage Status[edit]

The building was submitted to the Antiquities Advisory Board for consideration as a heritage building under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance on the 19th of March 2009[4], which was granted on 20 Sept 2010.[5] This was largely done to preserve the building, which was beginning to fall into dilapidation, by opening up avenues of potential funding to cover the cost of the upkeep of the building for the owner under the Financial Assistance for Maintenance Scheme.[6]

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FactoryFormer Lime Kiln and Match Factory". Discover Hong Kong. Hong Kong Tourism Board. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Introduction to 1444 Historic Buildings" (PDF). Antiquities Advisory Board. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Abandoned Lime Kiln". Hidden Hong Kong. Hidden HK. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  4. ^ "More items with no adverse comments received" (PDF). Antiquities and Monuments Office. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  5. ^ "List of the 1,444 Historic Buildings in Building Assessment (as of 9 March 2017)" (PDF). Antiquities Advisory Board. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  6. ^ Cheung, Heaster. "Minutes of the 149th Meeting held on Monday, 20 September 2010" (PDF). Board Minutes. Antiquities Advisory Board. Retrieved 14 September 2018.