MHG58533 - Turf dyke, Slisneach

Summary

Turf dyke, Slisneach

Type and Period (1)

  • DYKE (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 1015. A turf dyke running on a NW-SE alignment, just above the track along the shore, at an elevation of 5m OD. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2010 AP’s <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 7509 0908 (34m by 34m)
Map sheet NG70NE
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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