Knock Earth House

Mystery surrounds this stone lined underground chamber. Discovered in the 1960’s by a ploughman working his field, the Knock Earth House as it’s now known is thought to have originally been a ‘souterrain’ or Earth House dating from the late Bronze Age. It’s also likely that the site was built or adapted in the 18th Century to house an illicit whisky still, disguised by a corn-drying kiln built next to its entrance.

The Knock earth house can be found by taking a diversion off the West Avonside Path. The site is an ancient listed monument, so if exploring please take care not to disturb any stones.

 

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Set in the stunning eastern Highlands of Scotland, there’s so much waiting to be discovered.