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Kilns at Wood Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in Trevor, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.9718 / 52°58'18"N

Longitude: -3.0914 / 3°5'29"W

OS Eastings: 326803

OS Northings: 342167

OS Grid: SJ268421

Mapcode National: GBR 71.JZHP

Mapcode Global: WH785.HK4K

Entry Name: Kilns at Wood Bank

Listing Date: 11 June 1998

Last Amended: 11 June 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19971

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Situated in grounds of and at rear of Wood Bank on hillside between B5434 and Llangollen Canal.

County: Wrexham

Town: Llangollen

Community: Llangollen Rural (Llangollen Wledig)

Community: Llangollen Rural

Locality: Trevor

Built-Up Area: Trevor

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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An early-C19 malt kiln and a possibly mid-C19 malt kiln at foot of canal bank at rear of late C18 house. The kilns' positions suggest that they were deliberately built into the thickness of the bank in order to achieve sufficient height for loading and that they are, therefore, contemporary with, or post-date construction of the canal (1804-08). Shown on 1838 Tithe Map as 'house and offices, malt kiln and croft', owned by Ellesmere Canal Company and occupied by Thomas Butterton. According to the 1886 'Postal Directory of Flitshire and Denbighshire' malting was still being carried on at the site at that date. The malt-house, on site at lower level and SE of house, has been demolished.


Circular kiln completely covered by canal bank except for portal and, alongside, a traditional but probably later stone-faced kiln with blocked portal.


Well-constructed bee-hive shaped kiln, circular in plan, similar in shape and size to South Walian pig-sty; constructed in stone with stone-flagged floor. The second kiln was not accessible.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as unusual and well-constructed example of early-C19 malt kiln and for group value with Wood Bank.

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