A FORMER limestone quarry in the hill of a waterfall village is set to be auctioned.

The 23-acre site in Dyserth, where quarrying had taken place since the 13th century, includes the old limework and regenerated woodland which is home to birds and wildlife.

According to estate agents Jones Peckover, the site, which also has rough grazing and amenity land, has scope for recreational, tourist and industrial use.

The estate agents are also welcoming viewing from general householders.

Accessible by a hardcore service road on Moel Hirraddug, it has sweeping views of the Vale of Clwyd, the coast and Snowdonia.

Some of the stone was used to build a castle on the outskirts of the village in the 1240s, but it was destroyed in the 1260s.

Before the mid 19the century, the limestone was transported by horse and carriage from Dyserth to the river port in Rhuddlan. A short standard gorge branch railway link from the village to the Chester and Holyhead main line was built in the 1860s.

The historic site will be for sale at the Brookhouse Mill auction, Denbigh on Wednesday, July 17 from 6.30pm.

Fore more information, contact Jones Peckover’s Denbigh office on 01745 812127.