MHG11917 - Limestone Quarry, Ard Neakie


Limestone quarry opened c.1870 to provide lime for the adjacent limekilns to the south.

Type and Period (1)

  • LIMESTONE QUARRY (Opened, 19th Century - 1870 AD to 1875 AD (between))

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

To the rear of the limekilns [MHG11911] is a large quarry, now flooded <1>.

A cart track links the quarry to the limekilns <2>.

Ard Neackie, limekilns, quarry and cottages (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG8562.

Ard Neackie, limekilns, quarry and cottages (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG8563.

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

<1> Hume, J R, 1977, The industrial archaeology of Scotland 2: The Highlands and Islands, 313 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2332.

<2> Close-Brooks, J, 1986, Exploring Scotland's Heritage: The Highlands, 45, No. 13 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2053.

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Grid reference Centred NC 4466 5967 (40m by 64m)
Map sheet NC45NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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