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)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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.

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Grid reference Centred NM 9747 5677 (40m by 40m)
Map sheet NM95NE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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