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Foresters Lodge Corn Drying Kiln

Period: 18th century

NGR Easting: 236960

NGR Northing: 489200

Description: Post medieval corn-drying kiln. This kiln was once part of a farmstead occupied by the lord's forester, who was responsible for policing the use of the common lands above Sulby valley.

The structure was excavated in 1951-52, and found to be a simple rectangular building about 7.6 by 5.2m, constructed from stone with earth mortar. Apart from one possible late Medieval sherd the excavation produced part of an iron pot and a small range of 18th and 19th century pottery fragments, suggesting a construction date of this period. Prior to investigation the structure looked like a burial mound. The kiln is well-preserved up to a height of 1.5m, despite suffering damage during a major storm in January 2005 when several neighbouring mature trees fell on it.

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Site & Monument Type: corn drying kiln

Category: National Monuments Record: Statutory Ancient Monuments

Site ID number: 0411.00