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Lime Kilns

A Grade II Listed Building in Froncysyllte, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.963 / 52°57'46"N

Longitude: -3.0806 / 3°4'50"W

OS Eastings: 327512

OS Northings: 341168

OS Grid: SJ275411

Mapcode National: GBR 72.K86H

Mapcode Global: WH785.NS7D

Entry Name: Lime Kilns

Listing Date: 11 June 1998

Last Amended: 11 June 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19962

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Situated on south side of Llangollen Canal 200 m NE of village.

County: Wrexham

Town: Llangollen

Community: Llangollen Rural (Llangollen Wledig)

Community: Llangollen Rural

Locality: Froncysyllte

Built-Up Area: Froncysyllte

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Lime kilns, possibly built in association with the canal (originally known as the Ellesmere Canal), 1795-1805. Different access arches suggest that the lime kilns were not all built at the same time. Shown on 1843 Tithe Map and apparently known as Biddulph's Limekilns in 1822 when a new road (the A5) was constructed between there and Chirk. A smaller block of lime kilns E of main site has been much altered and is incorporated in gardens of dwellings.

Exterior

A battery of six large lime kilns built into the steep escarpment between the canal and the A5 above. High retaining wall in roughly squared and coursed limestone, the centre section of which has been repaired in concrete. Easternmost access arch is pointed with three brick voussoir rings. The next two access arches are segmental. The three western acess arches (all blocked) are round-headed each with a single ring of stone voussoirs. Much of the retaining wall over two westernmost kilns has fallen.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an impressive set of large-scale canal-side lime-kilns, survival of early industrial history of the region.

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