Archaeological Survey of Dunbeath Strath



SITE REF: DB22/01

DESCRIPTION: Deserted settlement cluster, Dail-a-bhoich

GRID REF: ND 0958 3330 (centre)

SITES & MONUMENTS RECORD REF: ND03SE0019

SCHEDULED ANCIENT MONUMENT

Situated on a gentle, north-facing slope down to the southern bank of Dunbeath Water, Dail-a-bhoich consists of an enclosure complex, a long-house, an ancillary structure and a large kiln barn. The long-house is approximately 50m long by 4m wide and is divided into 5 rooms. A very typical deserted settlement cluster. The kiln barn has opposing doorways.

Roy's Map (1747-55) shows a cluster of four buildings with the name "Dalrach" in this vicinity.

Height OD: 140-145m


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