Circular structure with internal cell

SITE REF: DB18/03

GRID REF: ND 1322 3231

SITES & MONUMENTS RECORD REF: ND13SW0020

 

Diameter: 9.3 x 8.3m over all; 'cell' diameter c.2.0m

Height OD: 110m
Orientation: WSW-ESE

Circular stone-built structure with internal D-shaped cell defined by two side slabs. Stands to a maximum height of 0.9m with dry-stone foundations visible in places. Outer walls have collapsed and are defined as a grass-covered slope. There is a stream 5m to the east and the road is 10m to the north. The walls are overgrown with peat and heather, interior grass-covered. A few outlying large stones may define a more complex structure. Possible doorway/entrance to the east.

Described by OS as "Old kiln. A turf-covered, stony mound with a depression in one side in which one or two earthfast slabs on edge appear. The purpose and period of the mound is uncertain."

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