MHG58555 - Mound and cist? Slisneach

Summary

Mound and cist? Slisneach

Type and Period (3)

  • MOUND (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • CIST? (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)
  • (Alternate Type) CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2400 BC? to 551 BC?)

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 1042. A circular feature, 12m in diameter and 1.5m high, which consists of mounded earth and stone. It lies on a N facing slope at an elevation of 12m OD. There is a possible cist built into the N side of the mound. <1>

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

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NG 7597 0920 (14m by 14m)
Map sheet NG70NE
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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