MHG58541 - Clearance cairns, Slisneach


Clearance cairns (3), Slisneach

Type and Period (1)

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (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 1028. A group of three clearance cairns in a similar location to those recorded as Sites 1026 and 1027. The first is moss and turf covered and attached to a structure on the S side of the deer fence. The second, which lies at 175741E 809170N, consists of a moss and turf covered spread of beach cobbles, measuring 3m N-S x 5m E-W and standing 0.9m high. This cairn is crossed by the deer fence. A third moss covered cairn at 175715E 809178N measures 7m N-S x 6m E-W and stands to 0.75m high. <1>

Note; Site not visible on AP’s so location approximate. (T Blackie 27/8/18)

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Grid reference Centred NG 7581 0916 (10m by 10m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG70NE
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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