MHG58528 - Lazy beds, Slisneach


Lazy beds, Slisneach

Type and Period (1)

  • LAZY BEDS (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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 1007. An area of lazy beds, measuring c.32m wide x 16m long x 39m.

Site 1008. An area of vaguely defined lazy beds, measuring 34m wide by 52m long. They run E-W down the hill, following the angle of slope.

Site 1009. A group of possible lazy beds, measuring 17m x 60m E-W.

Site 1013. An area of rig and furrow, measuring 15m N-S by 30m E-W.

Site 1018. An extensive area of lazy beds, measuring c.500m x 150m, running down a N facing slope. <1>

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

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NG 7500 0889 (689m by 551m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG70NE
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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