HOFFMAN LIMEKILN, MINERA

Site Details



NPRN
275798
Map Reference
SJ25SE
Grid Reference
SJ25635197
Unitary (Local) Authority
Wrexham
Old County
Denbighshire
Community
Minera
Type of Site
LIME KILN
Broad Class
Industrial
Period
Post Medieval

Site Description

Partial remains of the earliest known Hoffman type limekiln. The design, which was patented in Germany by Friedrich Hoffman, enabled the process of lime production to be continuous, with a burning zone progressing around a circular or oval tunnel to areas newly packed with stone. The kiln at Minera, which was built in 1868, is some 80m long with a continuous tunnel accessible through 24 entrance archways. A smoke chamber survives at the top level at the south end and stoke holes and flues are apparent throughout.
Source: Cadw scheduling description..

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