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ECC 52.2 Cromore (34)

ECC 52.2 Cromore (34)


KELP KILN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
KILN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Kelp burning kilns


NB 39169 20486

Full description:

"Situated on a small headland on the northern shore of croft 34 the remains of four or more kilns or cellular structures may be seen. Taking the form of emphemeral circles of stones between 1 and 2.5 metres in diameter these features are hard to define. The location and form of these features suggest that they are the remains of kelp burning kilns related to the boom in kelp processing industry for chemicals in the last years of the 18th century and the first years of the 19th century." (Burgess 2004, 143)


Chris Burgess, Northamptonshire Archaeology. 2004. Northamptonshire Archaeology Archaeological Survey and Evaluation of Eilean Chalium Chille and the Putative Site of the Seaforth Head Castle. Part No Loch Seaforth Head Gazeteer.


Information provided by Western Isles Council Sites & Monuments Record, January 2006.


Title: ECC 52.2 Cromore (34)
Record Type: Historical/ Archaeological Sites
Type: Kiln
Period: Crofting (1850-1950 AD)
SMR Record ID: MWE144854
Grid Ref Northing: 920486
Grid Ref Easting: 139169
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 32062