MHG53668 - Possible kelp kiln - Milton of Culloden
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Type and Period (1)
- KELP KILN? (18th Century to 19th Century - 1701 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
Initial thoughts that this was part of a mesolithic shell midden (MHG18470) were displaced by the discovery of a variety of domesticated animal bones and part of a claypipe stem. While the latter could be a later intrusion, the former are unlikely to be so. Excavation revealed this to be a kiln of possibly low intensity heat. As some of the animal bones were partly burnt, it may have been designed to render down animal bone for fertilising fields. Alternatively in view of its proximity to the shore, it was designed as a kelp kiln. If the latter, then it is likely to date to the late 18th/early 19thC. <1>
NGR given in <1> appears to be incorrect, if it is located immediately adjacent to MHG18470. This point reflects the position shown on the site plans, forwarded by J Wordsworth. These site plans will be lodged in the NMRS. <2>
- <1> SHG24866 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wordsworth, J. 11/1992. Inverness - Dingwall British Gas Pipeline 1992: A report on Archaeological Discoveries made on the route of this pipeline from June until October 1992. Wordsworth Archaeological Services. Digital (scanned as PDF). Site 47.
- <2> SHG24799 Verbal Communication: Carey, G. 2010-2011. Comment by Giles Carey, HER Officer.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7056 4666 (30m by 30m) (Estimated from sources)|
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