Despite past damage, well preserved remains of two lime kilns, juxtaposed in an L-shape, were uncovered. Although they had similar architectural components the configuration of each was strikingly different. Historical records combined with the evidence from the excavations have provided a surprising wealth of detail concerning construction and sequential phasing of the two lime kilns and an insight into the lime production industry as a whole.
The unusual design of the Hullerhirst kilns highlights the local and regional diversity in kiln design.
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Hullerhirst Quarry and lime kilns, North Ayrshire

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Citation Information. Scottish Archaeological Journal. Volume 34-35, Issue 1, Page 99-116, ISSN 1471-5767, Available Online 2012-2013.

 

 

 

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