Lime Kiln

There is the remnants of a possible lime kiln at Inveresregan

There is a pre industrial lime kiln at Sliganeach on Lochnell estate.
Was this created for the rebuilding of Lochnell house ? or for the improvement of the land ? or both ?

Understanding the benefits of Lime in agriculture was a serious game changer. It was also used in buildings.

The significance of lime in Scottish agricultural improvement cannot be overstated. Chris Smout and Alexander Fenton argue that ‘perhaps the most important of the innovations [in farming] sprang from the realisation at the turn of the seventeenth century of the value of liming’. Likewise, historian Robert Hay suggests that liming was the ‘single most important step in agricultural improvement’.
Mitchell, Douglas (2020) 'That important branch of rural science': historical geographies of lime burning in Scotland. PhD thesis. Glasgow

This is a significant structure, up off the bay facing towards Lismore, where there is so much natural lime. There is a small outcrop of lime along the avenue towards Lochnell house, but it is not known if this was ever utilised.
The bay is shallow, shelving, and a perfect place to bring in boats loaded with lime
There are some significant rocks, but also a cleared access area that looks like it would have given direct line to take shallow bottom boats up towards the kiln, where horse and open carts would have taken the lime to the top of the kiln.

This kiln will likely have been built when Campbell of Lochnell moved his base from Kilmore to Benderloch, building
Lime kilns

Lime-kilns can be found all over Scotland, where there is limestone to be burned for local use as fertiliser. Lismore is a limestone island, which meant that the bulk of the production was destined for coastal shipment. Each site therefore represented a complete unit, consisting of quarry, kilns, storehouse, sometimes housing, and quays or jetties for shipping the coal in and the lime out1

TV Edwardian farm - burning lime

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