MHG58556 - Lade and mill or retting pond, Slisneach


Lade and mill or retting pond, Slisneach

Type and Period (3)

  • LADE? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • RETTING POND? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • MILL POND? (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 1045. A possible lade and mill pond or a retting pond and feeder burn. The lade, which is about 23m in length, is aligned ESE- WSW, before it takes a turn to the S. It measures 1m in width and the height of the turf-covered stone embankments on either side is 0.3m at most. The pond is a dished hollow, with a turf and stone embankment on the S side, which measures 4m in diameter and 0.2m in depth. <1>

Ordnance Survey Mastermap <2>

Note; Lade not visible from AP's (T.Blackie 27/8/18)

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NG 7566 0920 (31m by 19m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG70NE
Civil Parish GLENELG
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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