MHG60945 - Corn drying kiln and barn - East Sluggan (North Inchluin)


Ruined corn drying kiln and barn at East Sluggan (North Inchluin)

Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A project to survey and record archaeological features at Inverlaidnan and Sluggan (originally named Inchluin) was undertaken by NOSAS members in 2018.

Site 68. Corn drying kiln. The remains of a corn drying kiln and barn are situated on top of a large knoll beside the main farmstead at East Sluggan (site 69). The kiln and barn are aligned SW-NE and measure c. 14m x 5m overall. The structure comprises a bowl at the SW end, a firepit and the barely discernible turf walls of a barn at the NE end. The bowl is 1.2m deep x 4.4m in diameter at the top (1.2m at the bottom); it has evidence of a scarcement around its upper edge. The firepit is 3.2m in length x 2m in width x 1m deep. A well graded access track ascends the south slope of the knoll to the kiln. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 1999-2001 aerial photographs <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 8703 2188 (20m by 16m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH82SE

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