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Corn-Drying Kilns (Bardon Mill)

Corn drying kiln in the South Gate at Housesteads.
Photo by Harry Rowland.
Corn drying kiln in the South Gate at Housesteads. Photo by Harry Rowland.

Two corn-drying kilns have been built at Housesteads. One is added to the guard-chamber of the south gate, inside a bastle and the other to the south granary. These kilns were used to heat corn and other grain to make it dry enough to grind into flour. They date to the late 17th to 18th century. They are Scheduled Monuments protected by law.

Reference number:N6601
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):WATCHING BRIEF, An archaeological watching brief in association with a coring survey along the B6318 'Military Road', Throckley-Gilsland, Tynedale, Northumberland 2007; Pre-Construct Archaeology

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Source of Reference
Local History of Bardon Mill


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