MHG29304 - Farmstead and Field System - Allt na Beiste


A farmstead and field system identified from aerial photography.

Type and Period (2)

  • FARMSTEAD (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • FIELD SYSTEM (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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User: Admin, Date: Wed 13 Oct 2004

NG61SE 36 centred on NG 69349 10874
This site was originally entered with the incorrect grid reference of NG 683 113.
Aerial photographs suggest that a small farmstead surrounded by an extensive field system lies in an area of grassy, but bracken infested ground at NG 69349 10874. A substantial building measuring c30m x c10m over widely spread turf banks lies at the centre of the site. It is aligned approximately E-W and its N wall appears to have been incorporated into a rectangular enclosure to the N, which measures c90m x c60m.
Part of this site was recorded during a pre-afforestation survey by Headland Archaeology in March 1998. The Headland survey treated this site as part of farmstead MHG28667, which lies c230m to the NNW. They are, however, clearly two separate farmsteads.
Information from Ishbel MacKinnon, August 2011. <1>

This site does not appear on the 1st or 2nd edition OS maps.

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NG 6930 1090 (120m by 120m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG61SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SLEAT

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