MHG29219 - Corn drying kiln - Achnacly


A corn drying kiln at Achnacly near Broubster.

Type and Period (1)

  • CORN DRYING KILN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A corn drying kiln at Achnacly near Broubster.

A rapid walkover survey was carried out by J Wordsworth in 2000 on a piece of ground planned for Christmas trees near Broubster, Caithness. A corn-drying kiln at ND 0473 5958 was the only significant feature noted. However, given the density of Neolithic and later prehistoric monuments, it is likely significant remains may be buried under the peat. <1>

The site was identified as a possible kiln structure in LiDAR data gathered by AOC Archaeology in 2011 as part of the mitigation for the visual impact on the archaeological landscape associated with the proposed Baillie Hill windfarm, Caithness. Possible kiln structure, 9m by 5m oriented NNW/SSE. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred ND 0472 5957 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND05NW
Civil Parish REAY
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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