MHG43676 - Stonechrubie

Summary

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Type and Period (2)

  • KILN (Undated)
  • (Former Type) SETTLEMENT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Correspondance from a visitor indicated this as a possible settlement site. Visit and consideration of photographs by Bob Gourlay confirmed that this was the site of a kiln, with associated remains. <1>

A roughly circular/trapezoidal, drystone constructed kiln in poor condition, heavily turfed over but easily visible. It measures 5m x 4m x 1m, aligned E-W with walls up to 2m thick. A flue/opening is present on the south-west corner and a chamber of c.1.8m diameter is clearly visible. The walls are 0.5m thick at the chamber, 1.15m at the outside and 1.5m long. A drystone bank running E-W for 130m was also observed. It was c.0.8m wide (max.) x 0.5m high (max.) and runs from the base of the cliffs to the road. The bank is heavily turfed over and in poor condition. There were no other traces of a deserted settlement. <2>


Cavers, G & Hudson, G, 05/2010, Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish, 47, p.84 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.


<1> Gourlay, R, 1990, Correspondence between Highland Regional Archaeologist and Mr C Scouller (Text/Correspondence). SHG24883.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 2489 1980 (20m by 20m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC21NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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