MHG3424 - South Clunes - Lime Kiln


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

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NH54SE 24 5542 4145.

This well-preserved lime-kiln stands 90m ENE of the bridge carrying the Moniack to Convinth road over the Allt a' Choilich; it measures 8.2m in height, the kiln chamber having a mouth-diameter of 2.1m. Limestone may have supplied from a quarry 100m to the south.
RCAHMS 1979, visited April 1979.

The monument comprises the remains of a large, well preserved lime kiln which was built in about 1765. The base measurements on its NW side are 7.6m in width with a stoke hole 2.3m high and 2.75m wide.
It stands 8.3m high with a central shaft 2.5m in diameter and 5.0m
deep now being choked with rubbish. 125m to the south is the old lime quarry.
Information from Historic Scotland, scheduling document dated October 1992.

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Grid reference Centred NH 5541 4145 (20m by 20m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH54SE
Civil Parish KIRKHILL
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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