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Strath Laro Puill Fraoich settlement
Strath Laro Puill Fraoich settlement

Plan of corn drying kiln at Strath Laro clearance settlement Puill Fraoich site. The walls and gable end are much disintegrated. The kiln is complete and ranks amongst the best preserved of all known kilns in the North East of Scotland. It is distinctive by have two separate stoke-hole/flue systems, and the whole building is recessed into the hill behind. The two doors face north west and south east respectively. The stoke-hole on the north east side measures 7” x 18” while the other measures 24” x 15” and are set in the front of the kiln. Excepting the hemispherical shape of this kiln, and the two firing apertures or stoke-holes, the resemblance to the Iona kiln is extremely close.
Picture added on 24 April 2008
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