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Minera Hoffman Limekiln

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0598 / 53°3'35"N

Longitude: -3.1111 / 3°6'40"W

OS Eastings: 325629

OS Northings: 351970

OS Grid: SJ256519

Mapcode National: GBR 71.C6RD

Mapcode Global: WH77S.5CR4

Entry Name: Minera Hoffman Limekiln

Scheduled Date: 19 October 1995

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3805

Cadw Legacy ID: DE235

Schedule Class: Industrial

Category: Limekiln

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Community: Minera (Mwynglawdd)

Built-Up Area: Gwynfryn

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Description

The monument consists of the remains of a limekiln, in which lime is made by calcining limestone. The kiln is of the Hoffman type and measures 80m long with a continuous tunnel accessible formerly through 24 entrance archways. A smoke chamber survives at the top level at the south end and stoke holes and flues are apparent throughout.

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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