MHG11913 - Eilean Choraidh


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Type and Period (1)

  • LIME KILN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC45NW 16 4242 5856.
The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland (A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900, pp. 116, 117, 118-119) - Sinclair B Calder, 1974

J Aitken : 19/2/2004

A minor industrial complex comprising in close proximity: (i) A well preserved single limekiln, 7.6m by 3.2m overall. (ii) a building surviving almost to gable height, measuring 18.1m by 4.9m: probably a store house and/or living quarters (iii) a store house 7.3m by 3.2m internally with rounded ends inside and rectangular on the outside. The interior wall face has an outward batter, and the walls are encrusted with lime. The entrance is in the NE end.
Visited by OS, 8 November 1978

Three unroofed buildings are depicted on the 1st edition of the OS six-inch map (Sutherland 1878, sheet xv). The kiln and another unroofed building are shown on the current edition OS 1:10560 map (1961).
Information from RCAHMS (FO) 14 August 1995.

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Grid reference Centred NC 4241 5856 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC45NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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