Corn kiln

The first outing of the Applecross Community Archaeology training project in 2011 was a weekend   investigating and recording some of the corn kilns of Applecross. Day one was spent at Torgarve, a kiln which will feature in the planned archaeological trail. We cleared back vegetation and removed tumbled rubble to reveal the structure, then recorded it by making a measured plan and photographic records. On the second day we visited four more examples of kilns, at Rhuroin, Ardheslaig, Fearnmore and Cuaig. Despite rain, midgies and shoulder high bracken we managed to get basic measurements and photographs of each one for comparison. This will enable us to get them recorded as sites on the Highland Historic Environment record, a database of all the archaeological sites in the Highlands, managed by Highland Council Historic Environment Team.

 

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