MHG9743 - Baligill
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Type and Period (1)
- LIME KILN (Undated)
- None recorded
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)
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Hume, J R. 1977. The industrial archaeology of Scotland 2: The Highlands and Islands. Paper (Original). 316; pl. 119.
- --- Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Mercer, R J. 1981. Archaeological field survey in northern Scotland: volume II, 1980-81. University of Edinburgh. 30/12/1981. Paper and Digital. 129, nos. 227-8; map 5.
- --- Text/Manuscript: Calder, Sinclair B.. 1974. The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland: A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900. The University of Strathclyde.
|Grid reference||Centred NC 8515 6567 (20m by 20m) (Buffered by site type)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/6852 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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