MHG10454 - Dionachoire


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Type and Period (4)

  • TOWNSHIP (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HEAD DYKE (Undated)
  • RIG AND FURROW (Undated)
  • CORN DRYING KILN (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC54SE 2 555 416.

(NC 555 416) Dinachan (Roy 1747-55) or Dionachoire (OS 6" map, Sutherlandshire, 1st ed., {1873}). A group of ruins, including at least two apparent long-houses, presumably depopulated during the 1814-20 clearance.
W Roy 1747-55.

A deserted township comprising about eight building footings including four long-houses ranging from 19 by 4m to 31 by 4m; the rest vary from 5 by 3m to 13 by 4m. There are associated enclosures, broken traces of field banks, and rig and furrow, all within a head bank. Outside at the south-east is a building footing, 10 by 4m, and a corn drying kiln, the latter at NC 5575 4150.
Visited by OS (JM) 17 July 1978

A township comprising four unroofed buildings, two enclosures and a head-dyke is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Sutherland 1878, sheet xliii). Nine unroofed structures, of which seven may be buildings, four enclosures, two of which are marked as sheepfolds, and some walling are shown on the OS 1:10,560 map (1967).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 28 September 1995

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Grid reference Centred NC 5551 4161 (509m by 680m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC54SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish TONGUE

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