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Porthywaen Area Lime Kilns

Lime Kilns operated in the Porthywaen area. Some of the main kilns listed as follows

Chalk Hill kilns operation Pre 1862 ??? Trading as Porthywaen Lime & Fluxingstone Works owner Mrs Williams.
Dolgoch kilns operation Pre 1897 leased to The Porthywaen Lime Company Ltd. by W Kenyon, Pradoe.
The Llynclys Lime Works Ltd.
Whitehaven quarry
Builders & Scabby Reds quarry kilns operation Pre 1924

1901 map showing a tramway leading down from Williams quarry to a bank of Lime Kilns near to the A495 road.

1880s photo of the limekilns below Williams Quarry

One of the bank of Lime Kilns showing lime still on the inside of the brickwork and two fireplaces at the back.

Source Ken Owen..

Photo of part of the bank of 8 lime kilns alongside the long incline running up from behind the Lime Kiln pub.

Source Ken Owen.

Front of a 4 page document of the Profit & Loss Account and balance sheet of the Llynclys Lime Co for the 18months ending 31st December 1914. This document was produced by the firms accountants J. Bretherston of 8 North John Street, Liverpool.on 14th April 1915.

Source Ron Hughes.

Pages 1 & 2 of the above document.

Pages 3 & 4 of the above document.
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