Trelevyan Raynes acquired plans, specifications and sole operating rights of the
Hoffman patent lime kiln, erecting a kiln at Llanddulas in 1874.
The fire never
went out until the much regretted closing of the kiln in 1929.
order to obtain lime for building purposes Raynes proposed to build a crusher
This crusher building was erected in 1874 and at the same time he constructed
a water resevoir for the Lancashire boiler which supplied steam to drive the crusher.
picture opposite shows the boiler being hauled up the steep incline from the railway
track to its final resting place.
1922 the company was purchased from the Raynes family by United Alkali which became
part of the newly formed I.C.I, but it continued to trade under the name Kneeshaw
Lime burning ceased in 1945 and a new wooden jetty was installed
in 1947 with a conveyor belt replacing the railway and turntable.
incorporated the neighboring Llanddulas quarry and in 1952 employed about eighty-five
1856 Messrs Brunditt and Whiteway of Runcorn who already owned quarries in Penmaenmawr
made an application to Crown Commisioners to erect two stages to ship stone from
the beach fronting their property at Pencoed, known as Merllyn quarry, permission
was granted in 1858.
The picture opposite shows the jetties of the three quarries.