MHG9743 - Baligill


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Type and Period (1)

  • LIME KILN (Undated)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NC86NE 20 8516 6567, 8516 6562 and 8520 6560

See also NC86NE 19.
The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland (A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900, PP. 115-116) - Sinclair B Calder, 1974

J Aitken : 19/2/2004

A pair of limekilns last used within the memory of an octogenarian resident of Baligill. The southernmost is ruinous, but the other is in an excellent state of preservation. [Describes two more norterly kilns only].
Visited by OS (NKB), 10 August 1977.

(Location cited as NC 852 657). Strathy Limekilns, probably built c. 1820. A more or less complete circular two-draw kiln, and a bank of two single-draw part-circular kilns, one of which is badly ruined. The kilns were peat-fired, as were those at Baligill (NC86NE 19).
J R Hume 1977.

The two northern kilns are cylindrical and are connected by a wall; each measures 15m in diameter and 3m in height, and both are badly preserved. That to the SE is cylindrical with two ground-level openings and an adjacent drystone wall; it measures 4m in diameter and 4m in height.
R J Mercer 1981.

Also at NC 8516 6562 and NC 8520 6560.
Not to be confused with limekilns at site No 19 (8553 6600 and 8556 6601)

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Grid reference Centred NC 8515 6567 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC86NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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