MHG58530 - Building, Slisneach

Summary

Building, Slisneach

Type and Period (1)

  • BUILDING (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 1010. The tumbled remains of a stone-built rectangular structure above An Cnap. The back wall is cut into the slope of knoll. It is aligned NE-SW and measures 4.5m x 3m, over walls 0.5m high and 1m wide; there is a doorway in the SE wall. The building is located below a high heather covered slope and is 50m from possible peat workings. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2010 AP’s <2>

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 7505 0888 (5m by 5m)
Map sheet NG70NE
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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