MHG58521 - Lazy beds and rig and furrow, Slisneach

Summary

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?)

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 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>

Sources/Archives (2)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 7563 0918 (105m by 51m)
Map sheet NG70NE
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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