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Lime Kiln

A Grade II Listed Building in Rhosesmor, Flintshire

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Latitude: 53.2104 / 53°12'37"N

Longitude: -3.1821 / 3°10'55"W

OS Eastings: 321151

OS Northings: 368803

OS Grid: SJ211688

Mapcode National: GBR 6Y.1MKD

Mapcode Global: WH76Z.2KZP

Entry Name: Lime Kiln

Listing Date: 31 January 2002

Last Amended: 31 January 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26220

Building Class: Industrial

Location: E of Foel Farm, approximately 300m NW of the parish church, set back on the N side of a minor road between Rhosesmor and Moel-y-crio.

County: Flintshire

Town: Holywell

Community: Halkyn (Helygain)

Community: Halkyn

Locality: Rhosesmor

Built-Up Area: Rhosesmor

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Built in the third quarter of the C19 and first shown on the 1870 Ordnance Survey. It served a small quarry on the N side of the kiln.


A lime kiln built against a bank to facilitate charging from the top, of battered rubble stone walls with bigger quoins, and a round-headed draw arch with voussoirs. The kiln lining is mainly collapsed and infilled.

Reasons for Listing

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

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Church of St Paul
    In a walled churchyard in the centre of the village.
  • II Rhosesmor war memorial
    On the E side of the church and on the E side of the B5123 on an island of its junction with a minor road to Caerfallwch Farm.
  • II Plas-yn-rhos
    Approximately 300m N of Rhosesmor church, set back and reached by farm road on the E side of the B5123.
  • II Hawthorn Cottage
    Between Halkyn and Rhosesmor, reached via lane opposite Ysgol Rhos Helyg. Hawthorn Cottage is about 300m WSW of the school, S of a junction of lanes, and NW of Moel y Gaer.
  • II The Old Vicarage
    In its own grounds on the E side of the B5123 approximately 0.6km N of Rhosesmor church.
  • II Ysgol Rhos Helyg
    Set back and in its own grounds on the E side of the B5123 approximately 1km NNW of Rhosesmor village.
  • II Caerfallwch
    Approximately 0.6km E of Rhosesmor church and reached by farm road S of a minor road between Rhosesmor and Northop.
  • II Lygan Uchaf
    Approximately 1.3km WSW of Rhosesmor church, reached by farm road E of a minor road between Hendre and Moel-y-crio. At the S end of a yard with L-shaped farm range.

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