MHG62160 - Corn drying kiln - Old Coulnabottach, Urchany
Probable ruined corn drying kiln, Old Coulnabottach, Urchany
Type and Period (1)
- CORN DRYING KILN? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
The North of Scotland Archaeological Society (NoSAS) undertook an archaeological survey of Urchany in 2015. A settlement called Coulnabottach on an estate map in 1757 and Coul na Bodach on an estate map in 1798 is a consistent feature on all the estate maps and subsequent OS maps of Urchany. North of the current ruined buildings at Coulnabottach (see MHG62155) there is the old head dyke, then a modern post-and-wire fence, then an area of disturbed ground, 90m E-W x 50m N-S, on which can be traced a variety of archaeological features. The 18th and early 19th century estate maps seem to locate the settlement of Coulnabottach in this area.
Site V101; Probable Kiln. Just outwith the west side of the E101 enclosure (see MHG62156) is a 3m (internal) diameter bowl, with several large stones at the entrance. It is cut into the hillside with a flat platform in front, to the south. This is likely to be a kiln, probably a corn-drying kiln. <1>
NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Spencer-Jones, R.. 2020. A NoSAS Survey of the Lands of Urchany: A Multi-period Settlement on the Braes West of Beauly: 6th-10th April 2015. North of Scotland Archaeological Society. Digital. p.55,59,61 Site V101, figures 158,175,176. XY
- <2> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2009. Getmapping aerial photography 2009.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 4482 4585 (6m by 6m)|
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