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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 ID: 3805
Cadw Legacy ID: DE235
Schedule Class: Industrial
Period: Post Medieval/Modern
County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)
Community: Minera (Mwynglawdd)
Built-Up Area: Gwynfryn
Traditional County: Denbighshire
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.
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