MHG58521 - Lazy beds and rig and furrow, Slisneach
Lazy beds and rig and furrow, Slisneach
Type and Period (2)
- LAZY BEDS (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- RIG AND FURROW (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
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 1005. A group of 17 lazy beds, c.25m long, running N-S. They start at 175696E 809174N, finishing at 175616E 809195N. The beds are 3.5m, 4m, 4m, 4m, 4m, 5m, 5m, 9m, gap of 4m, 6m, 4m, 4m, 3m, 3m, 5m, 4m, 5m, and 4m wide.
Site 1047. An area of cultivation remains, 40m wide and aligned N-S. The rigs vary in length from 10m-30m. NGR taken in centre of feature. <1>
NGR adjusted based on 1999-2001 AP’s <2>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wombell, J and Hooper, J. 03/2009. A Report on the 2009 Archaeological Survey of Outer Loch Hourn, Inverness-shire. North of Scotland Archaeological Society. Digital. p.99/102 Sites 1005,1047.
- <2> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 1999-2001. Get Mapping colour vertical aerial photography 1999-2001 (The Millennium Map). XY
|Grid reference||Centred NG 7563 0918 (105m by 51m)|
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