MHG58568 - Building, pen, rig and furrow, Slisneach
Building, pen, rig and furrow, Slisneach
Type and Period (3)
- BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- PEN (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- RIG AND FURROW (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
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 1062. A rectangular structure on a NW-SE alignment, measuring 7m x 3m internally. The stone walls are double faced, with a rubble core, and are coarsely built, with curved corners. An internal division at the SE end has created a small pen. There is extensive rig and furrow cultivation in vicinity. The stone footings of a wall extend from the building for c 30m to the SE of the structure. <1>
NGR adjusted based on 1999-2001 AP’s <2>
- <1> SHG24749 Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Wombell, J and Hooper, J. 03/2009. A Report on the 2009 Archaeological Survey of Outer Loch Hourn, Inverness-shire. North of Scotland Archaeological Society. Digital. p.103 Site 1062.
- <2> SHG27491 Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 1999-2001. Get Mapping colour vertical aerial photography 1999-2001 (The Millennium Map). XY
|Grid reference||Centred NG 7523 0896 (8m by 8m)|
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