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Murrayshall Lime Works

Lime Kiln(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Murrayshall Lime Works

Classification Lime Kiln(S) (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Murrayshall 1; Murrayshall I; Murrayshall Lime Kilns

Canmore ID 46271

Site Number NS79SE 83

NGR NS 77331 90865

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Stirling
  • Parish St Ninians
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Stirling
  • Former County Stirlingshire

Archaeology Notes

NS79SE 83 77331 90865

NS79SE 84 77049 93053 Murrayshall Lime Works (2)

NS79SE 166 76557 90684 Craigend Lime Works

Lime Kilns (disused) [NAT]

OS 1:10,000 map, 1982.

(Location cited as NS 774 909 and name as Murrayshall Limekilns). Early 19th century. A long range of three 3-draw limekilns of similar construction to those at Craigend (NS 762 906).

J R Hume 1976.

All the surviving stone-built kilns occupy the customary bankside positions for ease of loading at the kiln head. Murrayshall I has a continuous NW frontage about 18ft (5.5m) high built of coursed rubble masonry and partly buttressed. It has a bank of three circular charging-holes or pots, and at the base of each there are three segmental draw-arches or vents, one in front and one in each side, reached by taller segmental-arched access-tunnels. Each draw-arch was equipped with two draw-holes, or eyes, for drawing off the quicklime.

G D Hay and G P Stell 1986.

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