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Lime kiln

This project involves the restoration of a historically important lime kiln near Keppoch House.  The lime kiln is part of a small industrial complex consisting of the kiln, a store or cart shed, access road and quarry, all located to the east and south of a small stream.

Built in the 1870s, it was last used in the 1930s for the production of quick lime. The lime kiln forms part of the agricultural and archaeological history of the area.

The lime kiln and related structures were in poor condition and  partly buried in bracken. The arch of the lime kiln bowl was in immediate danger of collapse, which threatened the future survival and understanding of the site.  This project carried out work to prevent further damage to the lime kiln, to consolidate the ruin and make the area safe for access. The work was undertaken by Martin Wildgoose, archaeologist and traditional stonemason, who also kept photographic and written records as well as illustrations of the structure.

Martin restored the kiln bowl which is now a magnificent site for visitors. The lime kiln forms part of the Archaeological Trail and as such is recorded within the Archaeology booklet.

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