Location Rhes-y-cae Kilns, Halkyn Mountain
County Flintshire
Grid Reference SJ 196709
Date of visit 21 March 2004


 
 
 
 
 

The kilns adjacent to the Halkyn - Rhes-y-cae road were built by Robert Jones when he obtained a lease of 2½ acres in 1879. His sons John and Charles took over the operation when he died in 1896 and production finally ended some time before the First World War.

It is interesting to note that this pair of kilns is built against a block of limestone left unquarried, with the draw holes at a lower level than the surrounding land.


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