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Latitude: 53.2995 / 53°17'58"N
Longitude: -3.4109 / 3°24'39"W
OS Eastings: 306068
OS Northings: 378988
OS Grid: SJ060789
Mapcode National: GBR 4ZM8.BY
Mapcode Global: WH76G.KBZD
Entry Name: Limekiln 2 off Upper Foel Road
Listing Date: 10 December 2001
Last Amended: 10 December 2001
Source ID: 25958
Building Class: Industrial
Location: Second limekiln from the north in a group of five surviving at the east side of Upper Foel road (200 m north of Sunningdale).
Locality: Foel Road
Built-Up Area: Dyserth
Traditional County: Flintshire
At least 15 limekilns (including this one) are shown on the 1871 Ordnance Map, strung out along the east side of the Upper Foel Road. All are probably of the late C19: in 1839 the land was noted as common land, with no evidence of limestone quarrying or kilns, although the limestone must have been taken from mediaeval times. Of the 15 kilns in 1871 nine were at the side of Foel Road. The lime business was probably a contributary reason for the coming of the Dyserth branch railway line (from the Chester and Holyhead Railway in Prestatyn) in 1869.
At the start of the C20 the limeworks were owned by W L Hobbs and employed 40 men, and supplied limestone to various steelworks. The quarry was finally closed after 1973.
Kiln in local axe-dressed limestone about 9 m wide and high, the working arch now walled up for security. The arch has a keystone.
Listed as a well-preserved kiln in a group of late C19 limekilns associated with the important Moel Hiraddug quarries.
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