Location Flagstaff Quarry, Penmon
County Anglesey
Grid Reference SH 63437 80645
Date of visit 28 October 2010

There was a small quarry and pier at this site before 1874 and these kilns were part of the operations at that time. In 1888 William Baird & Co took over and developed the quarry to supply fluxing stone for their steelworks in Glasgow. After a period of low activity Dinmore Quarries Ltd commenced working the site, mainly producing kiln burnt lime for agriculture and this continued until 1948 when all production ceased.
The tunnels below the kiln drawing level were for loading lime into carts or possibly railway skips. This was dropped down through shafts with iron doors. In this tunnel the nearer door is missing and only the iron frame remains.

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