MHG62215 - Lime kiln - Chisholm Land, Breakachy Burn, Urchany


Ruined lime kiln, Chisholm Land, Breakachy Burn, Urchany

Type and Period (1)

  • LIME 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.

Site K203; Lime kiln. On Chisholm Land is a large spread of lichen-covered stones on the side of a slope to the east. This is above the small burn that separates the bracken-covered slopes from the improved pasture on the low hill to the east. In the centre of the spread of stones is a pit, whose walls consist of courses of laid stones. These are particularly prominent on the eastern aspect, ie facing down the hill. A setting of large stones forms the top of the southern rim of the bowl, which at its maximum is 1m deep. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 4417 4461 (3m by 3m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH44SW
Civil Parish KILMORACK
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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