MHG58535 - Lazy beds/rig and furrow, Slisneach

Summary

Lazy beds/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 1020. An area of rig and furrow, measuring 40m N-S x 35m E-W. Within this, there appear to be 9 1/2 beds.

Site 1021. Area of lazy beds.

Site 1037. An area of rig and furrow, measuring 40m x 20m, running N-S up to Site 1038.

Site 1039. An area of rig and furrow, aligned N-S, at an elevation of 18m OD. The area is 100m wide, with the rigs varying in length from 20m-30m. <1>

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

Sources/Archives (2)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 7589 0920 (431m by 92m)
Map sheet NG70NE
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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