MHG58196 - Longhouse - Ob Snaoiseaig, Skye


A longhouse identified from aerial photography,

Type and Period (1)

  • LONGHOUSE (Medieval to 19th Century - 1058 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A long house is visible on aerial photography. <1>

Aerial photography shows a substantial building lying just above the shoreline in the centre of the small bay, Ob Snaosaig. It is aligned ENE - WSW and measures c22m x c6m internally, within widely spread walls c5m thick. There may be associated enclosures or terraces on its S and E sides.
Information from Ishbel MacKinnon, July 2011. <2>

GIS spatial data created in 2018 based aerial photography.<1>

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NG 6977 1054 (21m by 11m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG61SE
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish SLEAT

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