Location Red Wharf Bay
County Anglesey
Grid Reference SH 52241 81172
Date of visit 28 October 2010

At first glance this house may appear to have incorporated a windmill, but in fact this was a circular tower limekiln. The internal form at the bottom is an inverted cone with very thick walls. The adjacent quarry is shown with a rectangular limekiln on the 1889 OS map and this is marked as 'old' by 1900. This kiln first appears on the 1920 map, so probably dates from soon after 1900. The RCAHMW website states that an early twentieth century photograph shows a group of labourers in front of the kiln, which was banded with iron straps and had a tall chimney above.

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