MHG58512 - Cists and orthostats, Slisneach

Summary

Cists (6) and orthostats, Slisneach

Type and Period (1)

  • CIST? (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Slisneach
These sites were recorded by NOSAS in 2008/9 as part of an archaeological survey of outer Loch Hourn.

Slisneach is an exceptional area, facing both north onto Loch Hourn and west onto the Sound of Sleat, which lies at the mouth of the loch. Whereas the limit of the loch on its north side is rather vague - though generally accepted locally to be Sandaig (Billy Mackenzie, pers. comm.) - there is no mistaking its southern limit at Rubha Ard Slisneach. After Culloden, Slisneach was not forfeited, but Inverguseran, the next farm to the south was. Slisneach was occupied at this time as a wadset, held by a son of Macdonnell of Scotus (Munro 1984). Today, Inverguseran is a thriving sheep farm, of which Slisneach forms a small part.

Site 1000. A closely spaced group of possible cists on the SE side of a rock outcrop a short distance above the loch shoreline, and adjacent to the track along the shore. There are 6 probable stone settings of varying sizes covering an area of c.7.5m NE-SW x 3m NW-SE. The possible cist at the W end of the group contains 3 possible orthostats. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 1999-2001 AP’s <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 7498 0913 (8m by 8m)
Map sheet NG70NW
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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