Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales), Tuesday, March 22, 1870;
FOUND DEAD ON A LIMEKILN -- A mason named John Daley, aged 31, was found quite dead on Saturday morning by Police Constable Molland on one of the limekilns on the east side of the river Usk. The deceased, although a good workman, had for some months past given himself up to laziness and drink, and on the previous day had been at work. It is presumed that the unfortunate man went to the kilns to sleep, and was suffocated. An inquest was held on Saturday evening, when a verdict of "suffocated on a limekiln" was returned.
Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales), Tuesday, February 21, 1882;
A MAN BURNT TO DEATH AT CHEPSTOW
On Monday morning at about seven o'clock two men, named Pask and Stidder, upon going to their work at a limekiln at Mounton, about two miles from Chepstow, discovered the body of a man frightfully burnt upon the top of the kiln. Although the features were very much disfigured and other portions of the body a great deal charred, it was ascertained that the body was that of a man named Samuel Lewis, a labourer, of Mounton who has for some time led a most irregular life. It is conjectured that he went to the limekiln to sleep for the sake of the warmth, and that while sleeping he was suffocated by the fumes, and as the stones on the top of the kiln became calcined and gave way deceased fell with them, as he was found in a reclining position on the stones. An inquest will be held.
Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales), Tuesday, April 3, 1900;
SUFFOCATED IN A LIMEKILN AT NEWPORT
An unknown but much tatoed man, presumably a collier of 30 years of age, was found suffocated in a limekiln on the malpas Road, Newport. He was 5ft 9in. in height, fair, clean shaven and on his right forearm he bore the tatoed representation of two clasped hands, horse-shoes, and a bust of a woman, while on the left forearm was a lady in the Welsh national costume and a star. He was dressed in a black ribbed jacket, moleskin vest, and tweed trousers, and also had a collier's safety-lamp.