MHG62161 - 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?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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 V109; Probable Kiln. At the NW part of enclosure E102 (see MHG62157) is a sub-circular lined pit in the enclosure bank, 1.4m NE-SW & 1.2m NW-SE. The pit contains numerous large stones as tumble, which makes clarifying the walls difficult. This is likely to be a corn-drying kiln. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 4479 4583 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44NW
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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