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Baligill, Limekilns

Lime Kiln(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Baligill, Limekilns

Classification Lime Kiln(S) (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Strathy, Limekilns; Baligill Burn

Canmore ID 6852

Site Number NC86NE 20

NGR NC 8516 6567

NGR Description NC 8516 6567, NC 8516 6562 and NC 8520 6560

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 20 8516 6567, 8516 6562 and 8520 6560

See also NC86NE 19.

A pair of limekilns last used within the memory of an octogenarian resident of Baligill. The southernmost is ruinous, but the other is in an excellent state of preservation. [Describes two more norterly kilns only].

Visited by OS (NKB), 10 August 1977.

(Location cited as NC 852 657). Strathy Limekilns, probably built c. 1820. A more or less complete circular two-draw kiln, and a bank of two single-draw part-circular kilns, one of which is badly ruined. The kilns were peat-fired, as were those at Baligill (NC86NE 19).

J R Hume 1977.

The two northern kilns are cylindrical and are connected by a wall; each measures 15m in diameter and 3m in height, and both are badly preserved. That to the SE is cylindrical with two ground-level openings and an adjacent drystone wall; it measures 4m in diameter and 4m in height.

R J Mercer 1981.

Architecture Notes

Also at NC 8516 6562 and NC 8520 6560.

Not to be confused with limekilns at site No 19 (8553 6600 and 8556 6601)

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