MHG26671 - Turf wall - Dunballoch Brae, Kirkhill


A turf wall by Dunballoch, Kirkhill.

Type and Period (1)

  • TURF BANK (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The Inverness Field Club, led by Donald Coghill, surveyed a number of sites in the Aird area between 1987 and 1989. Dunballoch Brae. A turf wall 1 to 1 and a half feet high runs in a southerly direction from the Kirkhill - Dunballoch road, with a 12 feet gap 30 yards down from the road. 85 yards from the road there is a sharp right- angled corner with the ditch on the outside. It then continues due west for 42 yards where it is destroyed by extraction of material for roadworks. The turf wall also continues on the other side of the Kirkhill - Dunballoch road in a northerly direction on the same alignment through woodland until it reaches a field dyke. 50 yards on the down side of this section and opposite Lurballoch farm cottages the original road can still as seen as a terrace. The road alignment was probably changed at the time Telford bridged the Beauly River. <1>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location based on grid coordinates. (T. Blackie 5/12/22)

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Grid reference Centred NH 5259 4470 (30m by 30m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH54SW
Civil Parish KIRKHILL
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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