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Site Details

NPRN 275798

Map Reference SJ25SE

Grid Reference SJ25635197

Unitary (Local) Authority Wrexham

Old County Denbighshire

Community Minera

Type of Site LIME KILN


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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