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Grain Kiln, Haughend Croft, Finzean

A Category C Listed Building in Birse, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.0133 / 57°0'47"N

Longitude: -2.6726 / 2°40'21"W

OS Eastings: 359255

OS Northings: 791548

OS Grid: NO592915

Mapcode National: GBR WW.D7KK

Mapcode Global: WH7NR.XZJF

Plus Code: 9C9V287G+8X

Entry Name: Grain Kiln, Haughend Croft, Finzean

Listing Name: Finzean, Haughend, Grain Kiln to N

Listing Date: 30 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394496

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47108

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Birse

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Banchory and Mid Deeside

Parish: Birse

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Late 18th-early 19th century; restored 1986 by R Callander, Master Dyker and Drystane Dyker. Circular-plan grain kiln built into N facing slope to N of Haughend. Pink granite rubble battered walls. Rubble-walled flue to N at base of kiln, stone lintel. Granite and earth ramp to S leading to top of kiln.

Statement of Interest

The grain kiln at Haughend was originally part of a crofting township, and is shown on an 1801 map in History in Birse (see above). The foundations of the 5 crofts and another kiln still survive. The township was cleared in about 1830, at which time it seems likely that the kiln was closed in to prevent livestock from falling into it. Robin Callander, at that time Master Dyker and Drystane Dyker by Royal appointment to H. M. the Queen, repaired the part collapsed kiln in 1986. The remnants of the fire and some peat were still in situ.

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