MHG53700 - Buildings and corn drying kiln, Ardroe

Summary

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Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Surveyed by the Assynt's Hidden Lives project in December 2009.
Structure 80A
Situated at the E end of Loch Roe is a kiln, 3m by 3m and 1m high. The kiln is built of dry stone rubble,
with a squared chamber and a short passage on the NW side. The walls form horns around the opening
to the kiln. The opening to the stoke hole is visible, measuring 0.4m wide by 0.3m high. The chamber
measures 1m by 1m internally; the walls are 0.6m wide.
Structure 80B
A building with a main room 11m by 6m, standing to 2m in height. To the NW there is a further room
5m by 5m and 0.7m high. A platform projects 1.2m along the NE-facing side of building. The platform
along the SE end of the building is 4m wide by 9.5 m long. The building is of dry stone construction,
using two single stone face walls with a rubble core. A doorway into the building is 0.85m in width; a
single window opening measures 0.45m tall by 0.35m in width. The structure is in good condition.
Structure 80C
A structure with walls 0.7m wide, measurings 7m by 5m and standing 1.6m high. A further room to the
N measures 4m by 5m, standing to 0.9m. The walls are constructed from two single stone face walls
with a rubble core, and an there is an entrance opening in the E wall 0.8m wide. The rubble core is
brought roughly to course with pinning and chocking stones. There is an internal partial sub-division
within the main room and there are stone pediments protruding into the room. <1>

Structures A and C are shown as roofed buildings on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey mapping, although A is not marked as a kiln. Structure B does not appear to be shown. <2>


<1> Cavers, G & Hudson, G, 05/2010, Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish, 80, p.102 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.


<2> Ordnance Survey, 1878, Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6 inch map: Sutherland (Image/Map). SHG23446.

Sources/Archives (2)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 0675 2407 (107m by 97m)
Map sheet NC02SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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