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Baligill, Limekilns

Lime Kiln(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Baligill, Limekilns

Classification Lime Kiln(S) (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Baligill Burn

Canmore ID 6850

Site Number NC86NE 19

NGR NC 8553 6599

NGR Description NC 8553 6599 and NC 8556 6601

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Farr
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NC86NE 19 8553 6599 and 8556 6601

See also NC86NE 20.

A pair of limekilns last used within the memory of an octogenarian resident of Baligill. Both are in an excellent state of preservation.

Visited by OS (NKB), 10 August 1977.

(Location cited as NC 856 661). Baligill Limekilns, probably built c. 1820 and c. 1870. The earlier of the two kilns is a circular three-draw structure with two curved buttresses, apparently later additions. The more recent kiln is of the rectangular three-draw type. Both were stone-lined and were peat-fired.

J R Hume 1977.

The more southerly kiln is 5m square and 8m high; it has three base openings and a cylindrical central flue, and to the S there is an additional structure. The other is subcircular on plan, measuring about 5m in diameter with four buttresses and three base openings.

R J Mercer 1981.

Architecture Notes

Not to be confused with limekilns at site no 20 (8516 6567; 8516 6562

and 8520 6560).


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