MHG58640 - Corn Drying Kiln - Back Settlement
A corn drying kiln recorded during the Scotland's Rural Past Project.
Type and Period (1)
- CORN DRYING KILN (Undated)
- None recorded
A desk-based assessment and walkover survey of Cuil, on the shore of Loch Linnhe, Lochaber, was carried out in 2010 by N Malcolm for RCAHMS' 'Scotland's Rural Past Project'. This kiln was found at the south-western extremity of the raised seabeach known as the Back Settlement. It lay under an overhang of rock. The inner opening of the airvent could be seen. In front of it was the outline of a rectangular platform. The lip of the kiln was oriented to the north-west. The kiln was cleaned out thorougly about 1978. 8 metres to the south-west coming out from the steep hillside were two parallel lines of stone 2 metres apart. In the middle of each of these lines a thin line could be made out suggesting that this was a shed with wattle walls. Many of the trees in the vicinity have been coppiced. <1> <2>
See link below to HES Canmore record for site plan and photos.
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Malcolm, N.. 2011. Cuil, Appin, The Highlands: Scotland's Rural Past Project. Unaffiliated. . Digital. Site 38. XY
- <2> Interactive Resource/Online Database: RCAHMS. Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS).
|Grid reference||Centred NM 9747 5677 (40m by 40m)|
|Civil Parish||LISMORE AND APPIN|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/309238/back-settlement (Link to online HES Canmore record)
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