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Lewis, South Shawbost

Corn Drying Kiln (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Lewis, South Shawbost

Classification Corn Drying Kiln (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 270909

Site Number NB24NW 29

NGR NB 24454 46335

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish Barvas
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Western Isles
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty


Watching Brief (2012)

NB 24450 46325 A watching brief was undertaken in 2012 during works to alleviate drainage problems in the kiln. The kiln was built in 1996 to demonstrate the corn drying and milling process, and during the construction process a fragment of wall was exposed. The excavation of the drain from the kiln door to the stream revealed further walling. This was identified as the undercroft of a horizontal mill predating the existing mill, which was built in the 19th century. A full record of the masonry was produced.

Funder: Norse Mill Society

James Crawford,



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