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Bank of Six Vertical Limekilns at Minera Quarry

A Scheduled Monument in Minera (Mwynglawdd), Wrexham (Wrecsam)

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Latitude: 53.0592 / 53°3'32"N

Longitude: -3.108 / 3°6'28"W

OS Eastings: 325840

OS Northings: 351897

OS Grid: SJ258518

Mapcode National: GBR 71.C7K1

Mapcode Global: WH77S.7C8M

Entry Name: Bank of Six Vertical Limekilns at Minera Quarry

Scheduled Date: 19 October 1994

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3810

Cadw Legacy ID: DE236

Schedule Class: Industrial

Category: Limekiln

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Community: Minera (Mwynglawdd)

Traditional County: Denbighshire


The monument consists of the remains of 6 limekilns, in which lime is made by calcining limestone. These are of the continuous vertical type with six drawing arches to the front, each some 3m high and built of dressed stone voussoirs with pronounced keystones. The kiln bank is built of large randomly coursed rubble and is slightly barrered, rising to a height of some 15m. There are iron tie bars to the front, and a datestone marked 1852 at the centre. Most of the kiln bowls are complete, and fire bars are still visible in the drawing holes. The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of industrial manufacturing processes. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques. A lime kiln may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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