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South Clunes,lime kiln 500m south of Muir of Clunes

A Scheduled Monument in Aird and Loch Ness, Highland

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Latitude: 57.4403 / 57°26'25"N

Longitude: -4.4104 / 4°24'37"W

OS Eastings: 255417

OS Northings: 841452

OS Grid: NH554414

Mapcode National: GBR H9H1.SKC

Mapcode Global: WH3FG.7810

Entry Name: South Clunes,lime kiln 500m S of Muir of Clunes

Scheduled Date: 26 October 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5416

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Industrial: kiln, furnace, oven

Location: Kiltarlity and Convinth

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


The monument comprises the remains of a large, well preserved lime kiln which was built in about 1765. The base measurements on its NW side are 7.6m in width with a stoke hole 2.3m high and 2.75m wide. It stands 8.3m high with a central shaft 2.5m in diameter and 5.0m deep now being choked with rubbish.

The area to be scheduled measures 35m NE-SE by 30m NE-SW, to include the kiln and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the kiln may survive.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The kiln is of national importance as a large and well preserved example of its kind; it is of interest because of the fine quality of the masonry work. It has the potential to enhance considerably our knowledge of early industrial buildings.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NH54SE 24.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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