MHG58648 - Lower Corn Drying Kiln - Back Settlement


A corn drying kiln was recorded during the Scotland's Rural Past Project.

Type and Period (1)

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

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 corn drying kiln was not shown on any maps. It was situated at the edge of one of the tracks that led to the Leacnasgeir, on the other side of this track is a rather steep field showing evidence of rig and furrow cultivation. The kiln was stone lined and part of the top stony wall could be seen at the front of the kiln. The lip was oriented to the south. It was filled with debris and no airvent was visible. It was situated a mere 75 metres from another corn drying kiln (MHG58648). Why there should be two so close together is a mystery. Perhaps one did not function properly. <1> <2>

See link below to HES Canmore record for site plan and photos.

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NM 9765 5641 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM95NE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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