MHG7824 - Settlement, Dalbenloch


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  • SETTLEMENT (Undated)

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NH19NE 1 194 951.

(Area Centred NH 194951) Dalbenloch: shown as a group of about five buildings with arable.(Roy, Sheet no. 34/2) Deserted by 1906.
OS 6"map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1906); Roy 1747

In the area there are the ruins of 5 rectangular buildings and an enclosure, surviving to a maximum height of 0.7m, which comprise the remains of a depopulated settlement. There is some evidence of lazy beds in vicinity. Name not confirmed.
Visited by OS (NKB) 28 September 1964

Welsh lists:
(NH 191 952) Longhouse 18m by 5m;
(NH 194 951) Longhouses 17m by 6m, including drain, part modified with enclosures; 11m by 5m, 8m by 5m, 12m by 5m. (N of sheepfold);
(NH 195 951) Hut on knoll;
(NH 196 952) Foundations 10m by 5m, 7m by 5m, 9m by 6m, 15m by 7m and other remains.
T C Welsh 1992.

Two unroofed buildings and an enclosure are depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ross-shire and Cromartyshire 1881, sheet xiv). Four unroofed buildings, one of which is attached to a sheepfold of five compartments, and a small enclosure are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10560 map (1968).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 6 February 1996

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Grid reference Centred NH 1949 9519 (541m by 417m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH19NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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