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Lime Kilns

A Grade II Listed Building in Halkyn, Flintshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2293 / 53°13'45"N

Longitude: -3.2051 / 3°12'18"W

OS Eastings: 319650

OS Northings: 370929

OS Grid: SJ196709

Mapcode National: GBR 6X.0FYG

Mapcode Global: WH76Y.Q3Y5

Plus Code: 9C5R6QHV+PX

Entry Name: Lime Kilns

Listing Date: 31 January 2002

Last Amended: 31 January 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26149

Building Class: Industrial

Location: On Halkyn Mountain, approximately 0.7km E of Rhes-y-cae village on the N side of a minor road between Rhes-y-cae and Halkyn. A quarry is on the E side of the kilns.

County: Flintshire

Town: Holywell

Community: Halkyn (Helygain)

Community: Halkyn

Locality: Halkyn Mountain

Traditional County: Flintshire

Tagged with: Lime kiln

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History

Built after a lease to open a small limestone quarry was obtained by Robert Jones in 1879. The quarry is on the E side of the kilns.

Exterior

A pair of rubble stone kilns set within a quarried-out depression. The kilns face W, have stone W and S walls, while the N and E sides are built into a bank (with quarried face exposed to the E). The segmental draw arches are of brick. The L-hand (N) kiln has a collapsed draw hole, while the draw arch of the R-hand kiln is almost completely infilled. The kilns are both brick lined, but infilled and partly collapsed.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for industrial archaeological interest as rare surviving, prominently located kilns, representing an important local industry.

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