MHG11911 - Lime Kilns, Ard Neackie


Two pairs of oval-section lime kilns built in the early 1870's.

Type and Period (1)

  • LIME KILN (Built, 19th Century - 1870 AD to 1875 AD (between))

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Full Description

The limekilns are annotated 'Kiln (Disused)' on the 5a Edition 6" Ordnance Survey map c.1961 <1>.

Limekilns and pier, Ard Neackie, early 1870's. Two pairs of oval-section kilns. The southern pair has semicircular draw arches, and smaller shafts than the northern pair, which has segmental draw arches. The blocks are at a slight angle to each other, and the southern pair have a low parapet around the edge <2>.

At Heilam Ferry is a complex of four 19th century limekilns, now disused but relatively intact. A disused lime quarry (NC45NW 15 [MHG11917]) is situated above the kilns to the N.
Visited by OS, 8 November 1978.

Four large lime kilns c.1870. Each pair of two slightly different dates, built into the cliff and fronted by a small jetty [MHG11914] <3>.

Ard Neackie, limekilns, quarry and cottages (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG8558.

Ard Neackie, limekilns, quarry and cottages (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG8559.

Ard Neakie. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG13666.

Ardneakie, lime kilns (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG8484.

Ardneakie, lime kilns, loading apertures (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG8481.

Ardneakie, limestone quarry (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG8483.

Ardneakie, Loch Eriboll, shed/store (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG6935.

Gig at Kiln Mouth, Ardneakie, L. Eriboll (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG9170.

Highland Council Archaeology Unit, HCAU Slide Collection Sheet 12, 234 (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG24361.

House & shed, Ardeakie, L. Eriboll (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG9188.

Lime Kilns, Ardneakie, Loch Eriboll (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG9396.

Limekiln complex, Ardneakie, L. Eriboll (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG9187.

Limekilns, Ardneakie, L. Eriboll (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG9184.

Limekilns, Ardneakie, L. Eriboll (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG9178.

Limestone quarry, Ardneakie, L. Eriboll (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG9172.

Loch Eriboll Lime Kilns. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG13668.

Shed/store, Ardnbeakie, L. eriboll (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG9177.

Shed/store, Ardneacie, L. Eriboll (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG9182.

Sinclair B Calder, 1974, The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland (A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900), Pg 116-119 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG364.

Close-Brooks, J, 1986, Exploring Scotland's Heritage: The Highlands, 45, No. 13 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2053.

<1> Ordnance Survey, 1959-1963, Ordnance Survey 6 inch map: Epoch 5a, NC45NW (Image/Map). SHG23794.

<2> Hume, J R, 1977, The industrial archaeology of Scotland 2: The Highlands and Islands, Pg 313; pl. 31 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2332.

<3> Beaton, E, 1995, Sutherland: An Illustrated Architectural Guide, Pg 92 & 62 (colour plate) (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG23142.

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Grid reference Centred NC 4467 5962 (16m by 16m)
Map sheet NC45NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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