Big Kiln

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Big Kiln

Postby tarmmaker » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:25 am

Has anybody any information as to the name Big Kiln (street). Was it for pottery, bricks, or something to do with the whisky trade. Was there also a Little Kiln?
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Re: Big Kiln

Postby gizmo » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:35 am

I have often wondered over the years about the Big Kiln name, never really had a good answer.
I never thought about if there was a little kiln, genius.
I hope someone knows.
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Re: Big Kiln

Postby EMDEE » Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:37 pm

Was this the location of a lime kiln in bygone days? Lime Kilns can still be seen dotted around in various locations in Kintyre and it is feasible that there may have been one there at one time. (Maybe it was a big one?)
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Re: Big Kiln

Postby skrik » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:56 pm

There was the Caledonian distillery at the junction of Glebe St. & Big Kiln corner which was accessed by Warm Water Close. It opened in 1823 and closed in 1851.
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