Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

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


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
Canmore Disclaimer. © Copyright and database right 2022.

Toggle Aerial | View on large map

Digital Images

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)


MyCanmore Image Contributions

Contribute an Image

MyCanmore Text Contributions