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Limekiln 2 off Upper Foel Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Dyserth, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2995 / 53°17'58"N

Longitude: -3.4109 / 3°24'39"W

OS Eastings: 306068

OS Northings: 378988

OS Grid: SJ060789

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZM8.BY

Mapcode Global: WH76G.KBZD

Entry Name: Limekiln 2 off Upper Foel Road

Listing Date: 10 December 2001

Last Amended: 10 December 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25958

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Second limekiln from the north in a group of five surviving at the east side of Upper Foel road (200 m north of Sunningdale).

County: Denbighshire

Community: Dyserth

Community: Dyserth

Locality: Foel Road

Built-Up Area: Dyserth

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

At least 15 limekilns (including this one) are shown on the 1871 Ordnance Map, strung out along the east side of the Upper Foel Road. All are probably of the late C19: in 1839 the land was noted as common land, with no evidence of limestone quarrying or kilns, although the limestone must have been taken from mediaeval times. Of the 15 kilns in 1871 nine were at the side of Foel Road. The lime business was probably a contributary reason for the coming of the Dyserth branch railway line (from the Chester and Holyhead Railway in Prestatyn) in 1869.

At the start of the C20 the limeworks were owned by W L Hobbs and employed 40 men, and supplied limestone to various steelworks. The quarry was finally closed after 1973.

Exterior

Kiln in local axe-dressed limestone about 9 m wide and high, the working arch now walled up for security. The arch has a keystone.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-preserved kiln in a group of late C19 limekilns associated with the important Moel Hiraddug quarries.

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