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Croit e Caley Corn Drying Kiln

Period: Modern

NGR Easting: 222310

NGR Northing: 469160

Description: Modern corn drying kiln.

A corn-drying kiln was discovered during ploughing on Croit e Caley farm, Colby in 1968. An emergency excavation revealed a substantial though much ruined structure. Clear traces of burning, with large quantities of charcoal, were found, together with a well-preserved 'drying-pot' built of cobbles, and a millstone. Paving and a possible flue were also identified.

No dating evidence was found, but its excavator AM Cubbon and BRS Megaw (1969) consider a 17th-18th century date is likely.

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Site & Monument Type: corn drying kiln

Category: National Monuments Record: Archaeological Sites [single-site]

Site ID number: 0187.00


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