MHG62214 - Probable lime kiln - Gillie Phaeton, Breakachy Burn, Urchany


Probable ruined lime kiln, Gillie Phaeton, Urchany

Type and Period (2)

  • PIT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • LIME KILN? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A farmstead comprising two unroofed buildings and an enclosure is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1876-81, sheet ix) and on the current edition of the OS 1:10560 map (1971) where another enclosure and parts of what may be a head-dyke are also shown.
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 14 May 1996
See assoc. docs. File.

J Aitken : 25/01/01.

The North of Scotland Archaeological Society (NoSAS) undertook an archaeological survey of Urchany in 2015. West of the Breakachy burn there are two or three buildings in a settlement called Gillie Phaeton on both the 1757 and 1797 estate maps. It was farmed by “Mr Nicol” on the 1798 estate map, consisting of pasture, ploughed fields, clearance cairns, a large rectangular enclosure and two buildings.

Site K202; Probable Lime Kiln. The buildings at Gillie Phaeton are partially protected from the prevailing SW weather by a low rising ridge to the NW. On the eastern part of the end of this ridge a pit was identified facing east. The pit is 2.5m diameter, with several stones tumbled into the interior, which at its deepest is 0.7m. In view of its position away from houses and on the side of a hill, this is likely to be a lime burning kiln. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 4398 4467 (3m by 3m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44SW
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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