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The Corn Kiln

The bowl of the kiln is still visible within what would have been a raised platform at one end of the original structure. The hole at one side of the bowl is the end of the flue from the fire. The rest of the flue...

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Watercourses and Drainage

[intro]It rains a lot here! Good drains are vital to stop the ground from becoming waterlogged.  If the land is too wet the crops won’t grow and there won’t be enough grass for the animals. Keeping the drainage ditches open is vital work. [/intro] [details] A small...

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McGugan’s Croft Buildings

[intro]These buildings are not part of the East or West Townships - the land was worked as a sub-tenancy.  You’ll have to imagine walls rising to a thatched roof, glass in the windows, and an interior similar to those you saw in Martin’s House or...

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Runrig and Small Fields

[intro] In the landscape of Auchindrain, signs of the ways in which the township’s fields were once used for growing crops may still be seen. First, runrig, and later in a system of small fields, the Township people made the best use of their land. [/intro] [details] We are...

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Welcome to Auchindrain

[intro]Welcome to a very special place. Auchindrain, pronounced "Achan-DRYan", comes from the Gaelic Achadh an Droighinn, the blackthorn field. Auchindrain is the last surviving and best preserved example of a 'joint tenancy township'.[/intro] [details] This type of settlement was common in Scotland and much of northern...

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